Saudi Arabian singer arrested for 'dabbing' like Paul Pogba

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Famous Saudi singer Rabeh Sager was detained by authorities for 'dabbing' like Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba during a concert...

Saudi Arabian singer Rabeh Sager has been detained by the authorities for performing the ‘dab’ dance move during a concert at King Fahad Cultural Centre in Taif city, Riyadh, on Monday night.

Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Sharif, secretary-general of the National Committee for Narcotics Control, claimed that this dance is performed by drug addicts.

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“Perhaps it (the dance) was performed by an artist, but we trust that it was unintentional,” Okaz newspaper quoted Al-Sharif.

The ‘dab’ dance has become very popular among footballers. It was popularised by Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba joined the Red Devils last season for a then world record transfer fee of £89.3 million from Juventus. A youth product of the club, the French midfielder rejoined them after a span of 3 yeaers.

A flamboyant and stylish player on the pitch, Paul Pogba introduced and popularised the much famous ‘dabbing’ into football. It became a trademark celebration of the player and soon several other footballers joined the trend.