Crystal Palace looked on course to end their 111-year wait for a major trophy when Jason Puncheon gave them the lead with 12 minutes of normal time remaining in the FA Cup final.
Jesus presumably wept at the sight of Alan Pardew's bizarre dance routine after Puncheon fired past David De Gea from an acute angle. The cameras, thankfully, didn't focus on the Palace boss for long. They caught him for long enough, however...
Less than three minutes later, Juan Mata pulled United level after a superb burst from Wayne Rooney. Lord knows what went through Pardew's mind as the ball hit the Palace net, but it's safe to say his face was a picture of almost instantaneous regret.
And even amidst an action-packed game of football, Juan Mata - replaced ahead of extra time by match-winner Jesse Lingard - had just one question for Morgan Schneiderlin on the United bench:
Video: Juan Mata mocking Alan Pardew celebration dance [@wozthegooner] pic.twitter.com/Gk3uYR11fj
— utdreport (@utdreport) May 21, 2016
Elsewhere, the reaction to Pardew's 'dad moves' was...well...mixed.
Actually wanted Palace to win till Pardew did that dance...🙈👊🏻
— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 21, 2016
You know Pardew is so desperate for a win now so that dance doesn't become a meme to haunt him forever.
— NepentheZ (@NepentheZ) May 21, 2016
Surely Pardew dance means the goal is disallowed?!
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) May 21, 2016
And if you were under the impression, as I was, that Pards' shapes were thrown in tribute to one of his players or members of staff, you are incorrect. According to the man himself, the dance was simply what he felt like doing at that particular moment. Which, to be fair, is kind of great.
Alan Pardew on his #facupfinal dance pic.twitter.com/O2X17OS9uy
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 21, 2016