The photographer, Alon Skuy, didn't anticipate that the picture that he took of Senzo Meyiwa’s dad, leaning out of the passenger window of the hearse at the slain footballer's funeral service – would get so many people goofing around.
Sam Meyiwa expressed his gratitude to an overwhelming support the family had received at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban by waving.
But people have been cracking jokes at Sam’s gesture and it has become a hilarious meme on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
When Alon was asked about what the photo meant him, he said: “What I saw was a man humbled, proud and grateful for the powerful tribute that the fans were paying to his son”.
He told Times Live he hopes that the fact that people find humour in a situation that has “profoundly affected the psyche of the nation will be cathartic”.
Meanwhile, Sam told The Times that people can say and do whatever they want or like. "What I was doing was showing my appreciation for the support shown by people to Senzo," he added.
Done with car wash !!!!!!!! #notsenzosdad pic.twitter.com/FKkpTzkyeB — #notsenzosdad (@solphenduka) November 3, 2014
Even Richard Branson couldn't resist. #NotSenzosDad #NoChillNovember pic.twitter.com/roMCX6llIR — Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) November 4, 2014
when you don't have a car but you still wanna do #notsenzosdad wave. pic.twitter.com/V0oVJrWjM7 — K-Master (@MKevin9_9) November 3, 2014
#notsenzosdad Lmao Should You Die pic.twitter.com/13AiJQJf3W — Tebogo Lebese (@Tebogo_Lebese1) November 3, 2014
Bloody Brits. #notsenzosdad pic.twitter.com/7zjw1vaJ6U — Alexander Parker (@thealexparker) November 4, 2014
#notsenzosdad has just gone too far just like Gabriel pic.twitter.com/gVcBds482F — Its Sir Mabhena to u (@Rtd_Colonel) November 4, 2014
this has gone too far now :( #notsenzosdad pic.twitter.com/joOEKKY4ha — RYU (@Luigi_SQ) November 4, 2014
one of my Favourite ones. #notsenzosdad ppor guy. pic.twitter.com/sUDJDmfeSF — Phumeza Dzanibe (@tinyPhumPhum) November 6, 2014
Really now? #notsenzosdad pic.twitter.com/2HBR4h61AC — Okuhle (@ShazzIIAre) November 5, 2014
South African wave http://t.co/lrrkMwBoGq The pose inspired from a footballer's funeral #NotSenzosDad pic.twitter.com/dDyBjejZAT — BBC Trending (@BBCtrending) November 5, 2014
We still on it SamMeyiwa #NotSenzosDad pic.twitter.com/BiW2mYDV9h — Tshilisano Ludere (@tshilisano) November 5, 2014
Additional sources: timeslive.co.za, twitter.com