Euro 2016 mascot produces The Dab during Northern Ireland national anthem

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Northern Ireland and Germany are currently going head-to-head at Euro 2016, but it's safe to say that there was one rather comical moment before the contest. 

The national anthem before a major tournament game is usually one that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up and the Northern Ireland song proved no different. 

It was sung passionately by players and fans alike inside the Parc des Princes, but there was one problem...


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Well, it wasn't really a problem, but it did change the mood from roaring passion to one of laughter. 

That's because one mascot, as you can see in the video below, took it upon himself to produce The Dab. 

The Dab 

First thing's first, The Dab is a dance which shows the dancer drop the head and raise the arm and elbow in a gesture. Yeah, it's an odd one, but this isn't the first time it has emerged on the football pitch. 

The likes of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have used it when celebrating a goal, but even they have been outshined by this brave mascot.

He certainly made the most of his opportunity for stardom and we can only applaud him for it.

See it here:

Germany in front 

With half-time on the horizon in Paris, Germany lead by one goal to nil thanks to a strike from Mario Gomez. 

Joachim Low's side have dominated throughout, but they will be well aware that they won't be able to rest on their laurels against a spirited Northern Ireland side. 

What has been your favourite moment of Euro 2016 so far? Have your say below! 

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