#BBCtrending: Samuel Meyiwa and the funeral pose

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An unusual meme has emerged in which people are replicating a picture of Senzo Meyiwa's father, taken at the footballer's funeral.

Tens of thousands of people attended the funeral of the South African football captain on Saturday. Meyiwa was shot and killed, apparently after burglars entered his girlfriend's house near Johannesburg. This image of his father - Samuel Meyiwa - greeting the crowd by leaning out of his car window, arms outstretched, was shared widely using the hashtag #SenzosDad.

Image source, Alon Skuy/Thetimes.co.za

Now another hashtag, #NotSenzosDad, has emerged. People are using it to post photographs of themselves in similar poses. It's been used more than 24,000 times in the last 72 hours. On Instagram, there have been nearly 3,000 posts tagged using the hashtag.

Here are some of the images:

Image source, @solphenduka
Image source, @unclescrooch
Image source, @_AsaRR
Image source, @mducomics
Image source, instagram/shugasmakx
Image source, @herbalhorsepet
Image source, Instagram/tokelofako

There has been criticism of the trend, but the photographer who snapped Meyiwa's father in the original pose has said that "hopefully, the fact that people find humour in a situation that has profoundly affected the psyche of the nation, will be cathartic".

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