Whatever Lionel Messi can do, Nabil Fekir can do better – and cause a massive riot in the process.
Messi’s iconic shirt celebration he displayed so brilliantly after scoring a last-gasp winner in last season’s El Clasico has been copied a couple of times now.
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We’ve seen Cristiano Ronaldo and Mauro Icardi both channel their inner Messi this season by emulating his party trick.
But Fekir has taken it to new extremes.
Lyon dispatched Saint-Etienne in the Rhone derby on Sunday – a clash widely regarded as the fiercest in French football.
Fekir, Lyon’s captain, scored twice in the thumping 5-0 win at their local rivals, but it was the aftermath of his second goal that will be remembered for some time.
After the France international tucked away his second of the game in the 86th minute, he duly took off his shirt and displayed it in front of the Saint-Etienne fans.
Understandably, this kind of antagonised the home fans who responded by running onto the field forcing play to stop.
It wasn’t the first time the game had been delayed either after flares and smoke had engulfed the pitch earlier in the night.
While it seemed like a cheeky gesture at the time, if Fekir’s celebration had managed to get the game abandoned Saint-Etienne would have been awarded victory.
Worth it? Probably not.