I don’t know how long David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger spent rehearsing this thing, but it looks like we have a latent craze quietly waiting to take off at Chelsea.
The “thing” (if it has a name we don’t yet know what it is) is a replacement for the bro-hug and the fist bump. Players being players, in any sport, they happily cultivate greetings that nobody else has. It’s an subconscious way of team building, of creating an identity and cultivating team spirit, of making their group different to the rest.
And yes, that’s absolutely overthinking this “thing”.
So without further ado, behold the majesty of the ... well, the thing.
As for it being a latent craze, if Sarri-ball takes off and Chelsea start winning trophies, this thing will be copied faster than Tom Henning Ovrebo can wave off a penalty on a dark Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge.
Which is pretty quick.