Athletes and fans post bizarre videos as #Adelechallenge takes over sports world
As a new social media challenge involving British singer Adele’s hit song “Someone Like You” is taking over the internet, the sports community chose to get involved in one of the most creative ways possible.
The viral challenge started on a Chinese app TikTok where the original video was published showing an army of Haribo gummy bears signing the popular song. At first, a red bear appears to sing the first few words of Adele’s hit before the mic cuts out allowing the huge audience of gummy bears to finish off the line.
The video rapidly spread on social media with thousands of users creating their own versions. The popular internet contest also swept the sports world with professional teams and athletes posting their own comical versions.
Russian gymnasts, who got down to work after a lengthy Christmas break, paid tribute to the winner of five Grammy awards by presenting a chorus of hand grips 'singing' Adele’s song.
KHL hockey teams Salavat Ulaev and Spartak also joined in the action by posting Adele-themed videos on their social media accounts and Major League Baseball team The San Francisco Giants also stepped up to the challenge.
#someonelikeyou в исполнении Кепу и кепок.Не забывайте про славную традицию💚 Завтра принимаем рижское "Динамо", матч обещает быть результативным: держите ваши кепки наготове 😉#adelechallenge#челлендж2019pic.twitter.com/7AM2pMTGaO— ХК Салават Юлаев (@hcsalavat) January 9, 2019
One football fan assembled an army of Dynamo Moscow players who 'sang' the track under the composition of a minion figurine dressed as a hussar.
There were even more creative videos featuring even more bizarre props, including chess boards, skies, basketballs, and skates were also involved in the craze, the most popular gaining thousands of views on social media.
Meanwhile, there are rumors floating around that the British star might retire from her singing career after it was reported that she has shut down her touring firm, Remedy Touring LLP.
Last summer, while performing at Wembley Stadium, Adele announced to her fans she might never see them again on tour as she wants to concentrate on her family life, and spending more time with her son Angelo.