Play of the day: Large man with silky moves

An overweight man with a knack for keeping a football in the air has become the latest internet sensation after footage showing him playing keepy-uppy were posted online.

The two minute clip taken on a mobile phone, shows the man uses his head, knees and shoulders to keep the football up in the air as he practises on a patch of tarmac near the docks in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.

And the man, who was identified as Andrew Cassidy, 50, said he had been invited to Dubai to take part in the World Freestyle Football Championships after the footage was spotted online.

Mr Cassidy has been a well-known figure in the Welsh town for more than a decade, but when new footage showing him keeping the ball up for nearly a minute was posted on the Spotted: Milford Haven Facebook page, his reputation went global as football fans the world over marvelled at his skills.

The clip shows him giving an impressive display likened by one website to that of footballing legend Diego Maradona, rolling the ball around his neck and shoulders without touching it.

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