As you’ve surely already seen, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated his goal against Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup by pulling on a Spiderman mask. It isn’t the first time the pacey striker has donned such a mask, but the lack of back-story makes it just a little bit odd.
I decided to do a little digging, in the hope I might be able to scrape together a few more moments that make you wonder what the hell you’ve just witnessed, and what I found makes Aubamayang’s Spiderman mask seem normal in comparison.
5th place: Mario Balotelli showing everyone his muscles
I’ve never really understood by footballers take off their shirts when they score – everyone hates footballers anyway, with their money and their cars and their women, and it just makes us hate them ten times more.
Mario Balotelli proved himself king of the ‘shirt off’ celebration during Euro 2012, when he fired Italy into the final with a brace against Germany. Rather than running down the touchline, screaming and waving his shirt around, Balotelli stood still and flexed his muscles. Classic.
4th place: Muteba Kidiaba scooting around
Congolese goalkeeper, Kidiaba, apparently does this quite often, and after watching the video back way too many times, it doesn’t get any less strange with time..
It must be frustrating for the goalscorer, who has his celebration overshadowed by this.. butt-bouncing?
3rd place: Mario Gjurovski doing a Balotelli, only lower down
This is the point where an appearance from Spiderman begins to sound normal.
Gjurovski, or Djurovski (one of the two), who currently plays in the Thai Premier League with Muangthong United, decided to remove his shorts, place them on his head and ‘fire shots’ into the crowd, ending the sequence with the Balotelli stance, before receiving a red card and waddling towards the bench with his shorts round his ankles.
2nd place: Cristiano Lucarelli takes kissing the badge to another level
There’s being passionate about your club, then there’s being passionate about your club.. I’m sure the fans are happy that the players love the club as much as they do, but do they really want to watch them violating a shirt in the middle of the stadium?
I don’t know, it’s just borderline creepy to me.
1st place: Some guy headbutting glass
Alright, to be fair to the guy, it wasn’t proper glass – he isn’t that stupid. But sticking your head through some plexiglass still isn’t a smart choice.
The goal wasn’t even a very good one – definitely not the kind of goal that makes you think for a split second that it would be a good idea to headbutt something that will probably hurt you a lot more than you will hurt it.
Which celebration was your favourite? Leave a comment below.