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Casillas responds to Twitter user's 'mannequin challenge' dig

FC Porto keeper Iker Casillas became involved in a social-media spat on Thursday night after receiving criticism from a football fan.

Casillas responds to Twitter user's 'mannequin challenge' dig

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FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has bitten back at a social media user who criticised him with a reference to the recent 'mannequin challenge' craze.

Iker "the boss" of the 'mannequin challenge'

In a Twitter message on Thursday, user @diegohermo7 said of the World Cup-winning ex-Spain captain: "No-one realises that the boss of the mannequin [challenge] has always been Casillas, with his statue-esque poses as he watches the ball..."

Casillas swiftly hits back

And Real Madrid legend Casillas, who regularly replies to tweets directed at his official account @IkerCasillas, was quick to respond to the jibe.

In a post accompanied by a video of some of his finest saves during his career, the 35-year-old wrote: "@diegohermo7, before you go to sleep, play this video...grab a pen and piece of paper and take notes... [then] I'll ask you what you've learned".

User comes back at keeper with another video

But the tweeter was not discouraged by Casillas' retort, returning with a video of some of his less glorious moments, with the quip: "Surprise exam for you too..."