Dele Alli Hand Celebration
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Dele Alli Hand Celebration refers to the act of placing one's hand in an Ok hand symbol and holding it to one's eye, as popularized by professional soccer player Dele Alli. Online, people attempted to recreate the gesture, but were left confused as to how to their hands in that position. Videos of these attempts were cataloged as the #DeleAlliCelebrationChallenge or #DeleChallenge.
On August 12th, 2018, the British soccer team Tottenham Hotspur beat the Newcastle United. Following the win, Tottenham player Dele Alli held his hand to his eye and made a circle with his index finger and thumb (shown below).
That day, Alli published a picture of himself doing the motion on his instagram  page. The post (shown below, left) received more than 458,000 likes in three days.
Additionally, Delle published a video on his Instagram Stories of his teammates attempting to make the gesture in their locker room (shown below, right).
On August 14th, Twitter user @COPA90US published a video of Alli and fans attempting the gesture. The post (shown below) received more than 1,500 retweets and 3,900 likes.
That day, Twitter published a moments page about the challenge, archiving various attempts.
Several media outlets covered the challenge, including The Sun, Heavy.com, Yahoo,  BBC and more.
🙃 Prepare yourself for the Dele Alli Celebration Challenge and embrace the chaos 😂 pic.twitter.com/I0vVWYhtN2
— COPA90 US (@COPA90US) August 14, 2018
 Football.London – The Dele Alli celebration that has confused Spurs teammates, supporters and Premier League stars
 Instagram – @dele's Post
 Independent.ie – Dele Alli’s new goal celebration is confusing everyone including his teammates
 Twitter – People are trying to master Premier League star Dele Alli's hand celebration 👌
 The Sun -Jesse Lingard reveals Dele Alli pinched his new celebration… as he teaches celebs including Olly Murs how do to do ‘impossible’ hand trick
 Heavy.com – How to Do Dele Alli’s Goal Celebration Gesture
 Yahoo – Football fans perplexed by English star's 'impossible' hand gesture
 BBC Sport – Dele Alli's new goal celebration has got everyone having a go
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