Is this what it’s come to? Are we all so jaded from the triple-digit numbers emanating from the Lionel Messi-Neymar-Luis Suárez trio that we no longer blink an eye when a Barcelona player does something spectacular?
This is how Pedro scored the second goal against Real Sociedad on Saturday:
I had the game on in the background, but had fallen down a black hole of animals-hugging-each-other-gifs. Given that I understand about 10 percent of what Serbian commentators say, I was relying on the modulation of the announcer’s voice to alert me to important happenings.
So imagine my surprise when the game ended and someone asked what I thought of Pedro’s bicycle kick.
Pedro flipped himself upside down to get the ball in the back of the net. In the process, he ensured Barcelona’s win, a vital three points that could well secure the title for his side.
And before you suggest that it’s possible my announcer simply monotoned his way through the entire match, there was some distinct voice-raising when Neymar broke the deadlock.
No, this is favoritism, plain and simple. If his name was Leo, or Neymar, or Luis, I would’ve seen such a beauty live, rather than having been forced to search Twitter for a Vine.