Norwich people try Henri Lansbury’s ‘Dougie’ celebration

It was the goal celebration on everybody's lips, after Henri Lansbury rifled home his equaliser against Leeds on Saturday.

Trotting away from a sprawling Kasper Schmeichel, the goal scorer unleashed the shoulder-dipping, head-smoothing dance called the 'Dougie' as Canary fans looked on in joy.

And yesterday, we took to the streets of Norwich to see if the 'Dougie' dance fever was starting to catch on.

American rapper and producer Doug E. Fresh pioneered the moves in the Eighties as part of a hip-hop dance routine.

But it was not until 2010 that the craze began in the United States with the release of the song Teach Me How to Dougie by rap-group Cali Swag District.

Celebrities seen doing the 'Dougie' include the cast of TV show Glee, R&B singer Chris Brown and pop youngster Justin Bieber.

Lansbury performed the moves after seeing his friend do a 'North London dougie' on Youtube.

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Since then, the celebration has become an internet sensation on Twitter with Arsenal stars Jack Wilshire and Sanchez Watt both making comments about Lansbury's Elland Road antics.

Standing in the middle of Gentleman's Walk yesterday, I re-created that crucial moment with two passing Norwich City fans.

Andy Walsingham, who is a Canaries fan, said he thought the 'Dougie' was cool.

The 46-year-old steel window seller, who currently lives in Gloucestershire and is on holiday in Norfolk, said: 'To be honest, when I saw him doing the dance, I did wonder what he was doing, but then I thought 'this is quality'.' The dance involves dipping the shoulders in time with the beat and then repeating the motion of wiping your hand across your head from front to back.

Steven Freer, 16, who lives in the centre of Norwich who also did the 'dougie' for Evening News online, said: 'My favourite football celebration is when all the players come together and dance at the same time. When I saw the Lansbury celebration I thought 'that was a little bit different', but I am liking it.'

Click on the link at the top right hand corner of the page to see Henri Lansbury's goal celebration against Leeds.

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