From Lewandowski to Pogba: Footballers Take on ‘bombastic Side Eye’ Challenge with Hilarious Results

From Lewandowski to Pogba: Footballers Take on ‘bombastic Side Eye’ Challenge with Hilarious Results

Rene Otinga
June 17, 2023 at 5:19 PM
  • Several football stars hopped on to a hilarious Tiktok challenge that has gone viral
  • The likes of Paul Pogba, Barcelona star Roberl Lewandowski and his teammate Pedri all took part in the challenge
  • The ‘Bombastic side eye’ challenge involves one staring at the camera using the corner of one’s eye with a suspicious look

Finally, the craze of the ‘Bombastic side eye’ Tiktok challenge has hit several footballers, who executed it with hilarious effect.

Tiktok is fast becoming a platform where clubs and players alike can garner some fans from activity that does not necessarily involve what they do on the football pitch.

Football stars are only now learning that there is a new demographic on the video-sharing platform with Manchester United star Marcus Rashford exploding on the app when he joined back in February.

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Several football stars decided to take on the Bombastic side eye Tiktok challenge and it was hilarious. Photo: Screengrab.
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According to Daily Star, Rashford joined the platform and instantly gained more than half a million followers within a span of 12 hours.

‘Bombastic side eye’ goes viral

If you don’t know yet, one of the biggest sounds on Tiktok is the ‘Bombastic Side-eye’ sound, which has started circulating at alarming levels as at June 2023.

The trend entails a mash-up song with the words “Bombastic side eye. Criminal, offensive side eye, with participants initially staring at the camera before following it up with a side view from the same camera, which has switched angles to the side.

Spanish giants Barcelona, who boast a huge following on Tiktok, were among the first clubs to take part in the challenge using three of their superstars, Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde and Pedri.

In the video shared by the club’ the three hilariously give their best side-eye impressions, but it is safe to say Lewandowski does not do the best job at it.

Elsewhere, Juventus star Paul Pogba linked up with his former teammate Paulo Dybala, and the pair also took part in the challenge alongside their partners.

The two football stars however added a unique touch to their challenge, by incorporating their trademark goal celebrations, and the whole thing was delightful to watch.

Pogba opens up on injury struggles

Sports Brief also reported on Pogba’s recent interview where he opened up about his injury struggles in his second stint at Juventus.

His injury woes left many believing it was the beginning of the end of Pogba’s career, but the Frenchman is determined to get back to his best level.

Pogba admitted his injuries were as a result of some mental struggles as he joked he had “aged 10 years in a few months” because of them.

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