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Shinji Kagawa turns into Competitive Dad by nutmegging son

  • Shinji Kagawa turns into ‘Competitive Dad’ from comedy series The Fast Show
  • Former Manchester United star posts social media video of him nutmegging son 
  • The 28-year-old Borrusia Dortmund midfielder does the trick eight times 
  • The poor little lad bursts into tears before Kagawa finally gives his boy the ball 
  • Who promptly boots the ball away in frustration – prompting smiles all around 

‘Competitive Dad’ was a famous character on the popular comedy The Fast Show whose aim is to beat his kids in every sporting endeavor – and it appears former Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa is carrying on the fine tradition. 

The 28-year-old Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder posted a video on social media of him nutmegging his young son an incredible eight times. 

Despite the poor lad’s best efforts he couldn’t get the ball off his father, prompting him, unsurprisingly, to burst into tears.

Shinji Kagawa turns into the ‘Competitive Dad’ character from comedy series The Fast Show

The former Manchester United star posted a video on social media of him playing with his son

The former Manchester United star posted a video on social media of him playing with his son

The 28-year-old Borrusia Dortmund midfielder nutmegs his son an incredible eight times

The 28-year-old Borrusia Dortmund midfielder nutmegs his son an incredible eight times

Competitive Kagawa refuses to give the ball away as he performs the trick on his son 

Competitive Kagawa refuses to give the ball away as he performs the trick on his son 

Competitive Kagawa posted the video on his personal Twitter and Instagram accounts 

Competitive Kagawa posted the video on his personal Twitter and Instagram accounts 

Kagawa's competitive video was a huge hit with his fans with more than 1.5m views in a day

Kagawa’s competitive video was a huge hit with his fans with more than 1.5m views in a day

However, like all good football-loving parents who have attempted similar activities in the back garden or park, Kagawa does eventually cede possession of the ball to his young son – who promptly kicks the ball away in frustration. 

The post struck a chord with the Japanese star’s 1.46 million Twitter followers and 1.23m Instagram fans – as the video was viewed more than 1.5m times in fewer than 24 hours, since he posted it on Boxing Day. 

Kagawa’s Dortmund sit third in the Bundesliga with the German top tier on their winter break.

The talented Kagawa simply refused to cede possession of the ball to his football-mad son

The talented Kagawa simply refused to cede possession of the ball to his football-mad son

Kagawa's son refused to give up and his efforts were applauded by many on social media

Kagawa’s son refused to give up and his efforts were applauded by many on social media

Unsurprisingly the young lad grew extremely frustrated and promptly burst into tears

Unsurprisingly the young lad grew extremely frustrated and promptly burst into tears

The poor lad grew so frustrated with his 'Competitive Dad' Kagawa he burst into tears 

The poor lad grew so frustrated with his ‘Competitive Dad’ Kagawa he burst into tears 

However, like all good parents, Kagawa eventually let his poor little lad have the ball 

However, like all good parents, Kagawa eventually let his poor little lad have the ball 

Prompting smiles from 'Competitive Dad' Kagawa and a look of frustration from his son

Prompting smiles from ‘Competitive Dad’ Kagawa and a look of frustration from his son

The talented Kobe-born attacker has made 13 appearances this term, scoring three goals with three assists for the black and yellows. 

His team-mate, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has also been busy at Christmas, by racing quad bikes in the Dubai desert. 

Family man Kagawa has still been on the training ground judging by the video, although after the number of nutmegs his son had to endure the poor little lad may be wishing his ‘Competitive Dad’ was thousands of miles away on a quad bike too. 



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