Jesse Lingard’s stunning strike proved decisive for Manchester United as he blasted home a 62nd-minute goal to ease his team to 3-1 victory.
What happened next left the footballing community completely baffled.
For some reason, Lingard decided to pull out an imaginary flute and play an imaginary tune, while performing some sort of a jig routine.
And fans were collectively face-palming:
— Richard Aitken (@richardinthebay) March 19, 2017
Jesse Lingard scores an absolute beauty & then ruins it with the worst celebration I've ever seen.
Looks lost without Pogba's choreography.
— ODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) March 19, 2017
— Shane Dawson (@SLawrenceDawson) March 19, 2017
Lingard scored a beauty but ruined it with that weird celebration.
— _ (@goonernisarg) March 19, 2017
Only Jesse Lingard could score a goal of that quality and still make it cringey and grim with his celebration
— Colm Kavanagh (@ColmKavNffc) March 19, 2017
In case you are wondering why Lingard went all Pied Piper on the pitch, here’s his explanation:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 19, 2017
“There is a new album from Drake that has just dropped,” he said.
“One of the songs, I promised my mate I would do that celebration if I scored.”
Well that clears it up.
And judging from his Snapchat post, it looks like Lingard isn’t going to let go of that imaginary flute any time soon…