Kaka Calls Out East London 7-a-Side Player After Viral 'Cut-Back' Moment

Krishan Davis
Kaka swapped Sao Paulo for Haggerston earlier this year
Kaka swapped Sao Paulo for Haggerston earlier this year / Raphael Dias/Getty Images

Brazilian legend Kaka has finally responded to a London-based grassroots player who felt the former Milan man should have passed to him at an adidas event earlier this year.

Kaka made a surprise appearance for an east London seven-a-side team who were a player short in February as part of the Rent-a-Pred campaign.

One moment in particular caught the attention on social media, though.

Picking up the ball on the left flank of the 3G pitch, Kaka carried the ball forward, ignoring repeated calls for a cut-back and dropping his shoulder before unleashing an unstoppable drive into the top right corner of the net.

Cue plenty of ooooooh's and oiiiiiiiiiii's.

However, the man who wanted that cut-back has reignited the debate about whether the Brazilian baller should have passed almost a year on.

Responding to a typical tweet about just how looooong the year 2020 has been, Hackney's Ali Aden responded: "Nah I’m still backing myself, Kaka should’ve cut it back"

The Londoner probably wasn't expecting to hear back from Kaka...but he was wrong.

The 38-year-old responded to Aden's tweet, challenging him to show him what he's got on adidas' GMR technology, launched in March.

"I think it’s time you proved this my friend you vs. me in a shot power competition," he said. Eek.

The GMR technology gives players the power to increase their FIFA Mobile Ultimate Team rating on the pitch.

The specially designed insole can be inserted into any form of footwear, and then the user can complete a series of physical challenges to boost their in-game stats, unlock rewards and compete with their mates.

Kaka has provided the scores for Ali to beat, and has set a deadline of 72 hours for his response. Results will be revealed when the 72 hour time limit elapses.

Kaka’s call out to Ali is the first case in adidas’ latest campaign which challenges the loudmouths and calls out the pretenders to ‘Prove it with GMR’.

Judge Alhan Gencay and his team of prosecutors, which includes Millie Bright, Rachel Daly and Kaka himself, will be taking on cases in the coming days, all of which can be followed on adidas' social channels.