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Dele Alli Hand Celebration refers to the act of placing one's hand in an Ok hand symbol and holding it to one's eye, as popularized by professional soccer player Dele Alli. Online, people attempted to recreate the gesture, but were left confused as to how to their hands in that position. Videos of these attempts were cataloged as the #DeleAlliCelebrationChallenge or #DeleChallenge.
On August 12th, 2018, the British soccer team Tottenham Hotspur beat the Newcastle United. Following the win, Tottenham player Dele Alli held his hand to his eye and made a circle with his index finger and thumb (shown below).
On August 14th, Twitter user @COPA90US published a video of Alli and fans attempting the gesture. The post (shown below) received more than 1,500 retweets and 3,900 likes.
That day, Twitter published a moments page about the challenge, archiving various attempts.
🙃 Prepare yourself for the Dele Alli Celebration Challenge and embrace the chaos 😂 pic.twitter.com/I0vVWYhtN2
— COPA90 US (@COPA90US) August 14, 2018