Ghana striker Osman Bukari has come out to say he did not disrespect Cristiano Ronaldo when he copied the Portugal star’s goal celebration style after scoring against them in their World Cup Group H match on Thursday. Substitute Bukari scored Ghana’s second to make the score 3-2.
Ghanian Star Osman Bukari Says He did not Disrespect Ronaldo
After Osman Bukari score the goal he ran towards the corner flag and recreated Ronaldo’s famous ‘Siu’ pose. The former Manchester United forward had given Portugal the lead with a milestone goal at Stadium 974 in Doha but had been substituted by the time Bukari headed in from six yards.
Osman Bukari came out on Twitter and wrote: “I have noticed my celebration has generated comments claiming I was disrespectful towards Ronaldo.” He also said: “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 to be disrespectful to elders let alone one of my idols.”