Back in the day, we used to skip class for any excuse under the sun.
Whether it was because of a new game release, a lack of sleep the night before or maybe just a kick around with our mates down the park, we frequently played truant and turned out just fine, thank you very much.
And the same goes for 17-year-old wonderkid Rodrygo, who reportedly skipped his lessons to play for Brazilian giants Santos in the Copa Libertadores.
That’s right, he’s became the competition’s youngest ever goal-scorer, beating a record previously held by Diego – the 33-year-old Football Manager legend who played for the likes of Porto, Juventus and Wolfsburg – when he scored back in 2003.
But at 17 years, two months and six days, young Rodrygo is the new record-holder when he scored a fabulous goal in Santos’ 3-1 win over Uruguayan side Nacional on Thursday night.
Check out the goal below.
Speaking after the game, the humble-as-pie kid said: “I’m happy to be the youngest to score.
“I’ve been fulfilling a dream every day. I don’t think they’re going to be mad that I missed class today, right?”
Hmm, we’re hoping for your sake you don’t get detention, pal.