Freeze! Sunderland players take on internet craze '˜The Mannequin Challenge'

First there was the Ice Bucket Challenge - but now, it's time for something with a different kind of freeze.

Thursday, 10th November 2016, 10:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:20 pm
The Sunderland AFC Mannequin Challenge. Picture: Sunderland AFC via YouTube.

If you’re an avid user of social media, you’re bound to have seen scores of videos of sports team, celebrities and maybe even a few of your mates acting like mannequins.

No, they haven’t gone mad. It’s all part of the latest internet craze - The Mannequin Challenge. 

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

One of the biggest viral video trends since the Harlem Shake, the challenge has already been taken on by Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Radio One DJ Toddla T and James Corden, to name but a few. 

And now, the Sunderland AFC team have joined the party!

In a video published to the club’s website and social media pages, you can catch a glimpse of the players in the training room, frozen in the middle of their fitness activities. 

You’ll spot some familiar faces - including Jermain Defoe, Victor Anichebe, Adnan Januzaj, Jason Denayer, and Billy Jones. 

Who do you recognise? Picture: Sunderland AFC via YouTube.

The footage, created in partnership with club sponsor adidas, forms part of a competition run by the club online and on social media.

Have you taken part in The Mannequin Challenge Yet? We’d love to see your videos!

Who do you recognise? Picture: Sunderland AFC via YouTube.