Who’d have thunk it? Turns out that Papiss Cisse isn’t a cumbersome flail-artist. He’s actually the greatest, most sublimely talented forward of our and any other generation you care to mention.
After fooling us all into assuming he was a bit of a donkey at Newcastle, Cisse went and shattered our collective illusion by scoring with a truly sublime piece of technical skill for Shangdong in the Chinese Super League over the weekend.
In fact, you may need to study the following video more than a few times before you even begin to get your head around Cisse’s mercurial finish…
Absurd. Shades of the great Demba Ba all over that one.
Sadly for our hero, Cisse’s goal wound up counting for precisely nothing as Shandong were routed 4-1 by Shanghai SIPG.
Still, we’ll always have the memories.