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FORT­NITE has gripped the foot­balling world – with play­ers from Atletico Madrid to Cardiff City en­dors­ing it.

The list of top-flight play­ers per­form­ing Fort­nite dances as goal cel­e­bra­tions ex­tends from Atletico’s An­toine Griezmann to Eng­land stars Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Kieran Trip­pier.

Mem­bers of the Eng­land squad have openly bragged about their skills play­ing Fort­nite.

Alli, 22, boasted he is top of the Three Lions’ rank­ing. The Spurs mid­fielder, who did the game’s “floss dance” to cel­e­brate an FA Cup semi-fi­nal goal last month, said: “I think that it’s a great way to re­lax and rest your body play­ing Plays­ta­tion. “I’d say I am the best Fort­nite player. I’ve won over 100 games. But a lot of the boys have just started play­ing it.

“We play in teams so it def­i­nitely brings us to­gether.”

Cardiff de­fender Cal­lum Pater­son has made Fort­nite cel­e­bra­tions his spe­cial­ity.

And France in­ter­na­tional Griezmann reg­u­larly per­forms the “Take The L”dance af­ter a goal. In the Fort­nite game the dances are per­formed to cel­e­brate a killing an op­po­nent. Other celebrity fans of the game in­clude Ar­gen­tinian aces Lionel Messi and Ser­gio Aguero.

The ob­ses­sion with Fort­nite even ex­tends to watch­ing oth­ers play.

Last month an on­line video of Cana­dian rapper Drake play­ing Fort­nite with pro-player Ninja was watched more than 600,000 times.

Ninja – real name Tyler Blevins – re­port­edly makes nearly £400,000 a month from livestream­ing him­self play­ing the game on Twitch, a live ver­sion of Youtube.

Fort­nite’s mak­ers, Epic Games, have even an­nounced a Fort­nite Celebrity Pro-am which will pair 50 celebri­ties and 50 pro play­ers.

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