Ghana forward Osman Bukari took to Twitter to defend his decision to do the ‘Siuu’ celebration in their Group H World Cup opening 3-2 defeat on Thursday.
The West African nation was trailing 3-1 at Stadium 974 in Doha as substitute Bukari pulled a goal back in the 83rd minute to set up a nervy ending.
While enjoying the moment, the 23-year-old decided to replicate Ronaldo’s iconic celebration.
Bukari has also been criticised on social media for doing the celebration while Ghana was behind in the match.
The Red Star Belgrade winger has responded to those critics.
I have noticed my celebration today has generated comments claiming I was disrespectful towards Ronaldo
This is incorrect. I was overcome by the emotion of the moment of scoring for my country on my World Cup debut leading to my celebration.
My upbringing doesn’t permit me
— Osman Bukari (@OsmanBukari9) November 24, 2022
Ghana almost got an equaliser in the dying minutes of the match when Inaki Williams hid behind Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, but slipped as he snatched the ball off the goalkeeper.
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