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Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi's celebration kick blows up in his face

30 June, 2018, 08:34 | Author: Rachael Silva
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That's exactly what he found himself doing in the aftermath of Belgium's final Group Ggame in the FIFAWorld Cup 2018 vs England, which the Red Devils won 1-0 to top the group. The World Cup is over.

The Chelsea striker scooped up the ball after Januzaj's goal and gave it a jubilant boot, possibly aiming for the back of the net.

However, he ended up missing, hitting the post and slamming himself in the face with the rebound.

Batshuayi could see the amusing side of things, tweeting 15 minutes after the final whistle that he knew he would be in for a lot of ribbing on social media.

While the rest of his teammates were busy celebrating with Januzaj, he was seen exuberantly rushing toward the goal post and kicking the ball and pretty much like a boomerang it slammed hard on his forehead.

"Why am I so stupid bro", he wrote on Twitter, along with a long line of emojis and some expletives.


The tweet is a reference to computer game Fortnite, popular among players, some of whom have mimicked the movement of the game's characters as goal celebrations.

He later said "Fortnite celebrations [are] so overrated", so he wanted to "create something new".

The victor of Group G will play Japan in the Round of 16, but could face Brazil in the quarterfinals.

He then proceeded to do a normal throw-in to a team-mate, appearing to be rather embarrassed by the whole episode.

The Tottenham star's set pieces and delivery from open play have been one of England's strengths in their opening two games, and they were sorely missed against Belgium.

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