Tricks and Flicks Tuesday – Hector Bellerín gets put on skates

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Hector Bellerín is very good. The 20-year-old Spanish right back has leapt at the chance to nail down a spot in Arsenal’s first XI, and he’s earned the right to call it his own. Pacy enough to be declared faster than Usain Bolt (over 40m) and draw the ire of British world and European indoor champion sprinter Richard Kilty, the former Barcelona youth player is a skillful but raw defender with loads of potential.

Over the weekend, however, all the pace in the world couldn’t stop Bellerín from being embarrassed by Burnley’s Ben Mee.

While Burnley fell victim to Aaron Ramsey marking his 150th Arsenal appearance with a goal, Ben Mee was the real winner of the day. If you listen closely, you can hear Duke Tango screaming for Bellerín’s parents to come collect the remains of his ankles. Look closer, and you can see Ben Mee turn the dial on his time distortion device in order to slowly and luxuriously roll the ball between young Hector’s legs, vanishing into the ether. What gravity modification apparatus he used to flip Bellerín’s world upside down is unknown, but whatever method chosen was super effective. With his star quickly rising, fans won’t hesitate to whip out this gif (pronounced “jif” for all you savages) anytime Bellerín’s name pops up in the headlines. And with Barcelona allegedly keen on bringing back one of their many prodigal sons, those fans might soon be angry Gooners.

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