Socceroos saviour Andrew Redmayne has been taunted at yet another Peruvian event – this time being mocked in a bizarre circus performance for ruining the South American country’s run to the World Cup.
The Aussie shootout specialist put a pen through Peru’s 2022 Qatar chances in June, when he famously danced around in goal and dived to his right to keep out Alex Valera’s penalty.
Last month, Redmayne was hilariously lampooned by a Peruvian rodeo clown who was kitted up in a replica of the ‘Grey Wiggle’ Socceroo’s strip – and now he’s copped similar treatment during a circus act.
A circus star impersonates Redmayne’s trademark dancing during penalty shootouts as a striker prepares to take a shot – only for the fake Socceroo to literally move the goalposts
In August the cult hero goalkeeper was hilariously lampooned by a rodeo clown who wore his grey uniform and was chased by a bull
A video of the big top performance shows a man with a bald head and beard dressed like Redmayne as he stands in a portable, makeshift goal and dances back and forth while another circus hand pretends to take a penalty.
As he runs in to kick the ball, the fake Redmayne literally moves the goalposts by picking them up and dancing from side to side with them.
In mid August video of the rodeo stunt showed a performer posing with his hands on his hips and facial expression that copies Redmayne’s reaction when he saved the shot and got Australia to Qatar.
He is then chased by an angry bull, which knocks him off a small set of goalposts and charges into him.
Redmayne’s incredulous facial expression after saving Australia’s World Cup qualifying campaign has gone down in Aussie sporting folklore
Peruvians also took aim at the Socceroos before they took to the pitch against their national side, with 13 shamans conducting a spiritual ceremony on the hills of Lima to curse the Australian team and gift their country a win.
The witch doctors poked pictures of the Socceroos with swords and blew a native wind instrument called a pututo at the team photo.
‘Peru will be in Qatar for the World Cup because we have seen people’s joy, after taking ayahuasca plants,’ shaman Walter Alarcon said.
Peruvian shamans perform a ritual for their national soccer team before the June qualifier against Australia
Redmayne recently featured in a publicity stunt with The Wiggles, where he dons his signature ‘grey’ outfit as he caught footballs while dancing with the crew.
The father of one then went on to sing ‘Rock-A-Bye-Bear’, a Wiggles song he said he knew all the words to due to his daughter’s love for the children’s band.