Tottenham Hotspur player Carlos Vinicius came under a bit of fire for his celebration when he scored a tap-in against 8th tier Marine in the FA Cup.
Vinicius scored the opening goal of a 5-0 romp after mis-controlling the ball before rounding the goalkeeper and smashing the ball in from practically inches off the line.
The Spurs striker went on to complete his hat-trick bagging another tap-in and a lovely lobbed goal in the 30th and 37th minutes respectively.
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It seems there is a deeper meaning to the 25-year-olds celebration and it all centres around his mother.
During a lunch with Lucas Moura Vinicius revealed “I was thinking whenever I scored a goal, she’d show it to the whole town. Now what’s the fun in scoring goals, you know? She won’t be seeing it anymore, you know. And then I told myself I’m going to stop.” “But with God’s help, who gave me my wife and children, they are my fuel, so let’s keep on.”
Vinicius joined Spurs on October 2nd 2020, on a season-long loan from Benfica for a fee of €3 million. He He bagged his first goals for the club on November 26th in a Europa League match against the Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad, hitting the back of the net twice to win 4–0 victory.
Vinícius scored his first Spurs hat-trick in a 5–0 away win over eighth-tier Marine in the third round of the FA Cup and based on the reason for his celebration you’ll leave him off.