The ceremony of Marcus Rashford of Manchester United in the English Premier League is a hot topic. Not only soccer players, but also players in other sports follow suit.
According to a report by the British newspaper The Sun on the 4th, Manchester United star Rashford’s goal ceremony is spreading throughout the sports world. And then I wondered what that meant.
Rashford scored in the fourth round FA Cup tie between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on 28 January.
Then he ran to the stands and did a unique ceremony. He is none other than the index finger pointing to his head.
Then Rashford lowered his head slightly and closed his eyes. The media who saw this look are wondering what the hell Rashford meant by such a ceremony.
Not just Rashford. EPL Arsenal’s Bukayo Sakado showed the same ceremony. Festerfield’s Armando Dobra also followed the ceremony during the FA Cup.
Germany’s Bundesliga Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich also performed the same celebration after scoring a goal against Cologne.
Athletes from other sports began to follow suit. Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, who lifted his 10th individual singles trophy at the recently concluded Australian Open, also performed the same ceremony after confirming his victory. 안전놀이터
British cricketer Joffra Archer, who is known to be a huge fan of Manchester United, also celebrated by putting a finger to her head.
What does this trending ceremony of Rashford mean?
According to The Sun reports, Rashford revealed this in a media interview after scoring his 100th goal for Manchester United last October.
At the time, Rashford said, “The reason I’m doing well this season isn’t really my performance, it’s other things off the pitch. That’s the biggest difference from last season.”
The Sun speculated that the other things outside the stadium were psychological stress caused by fans’ excessive attention and criticism.
Rashford says he suffered from intense booing and pressure from fans at home while playing for Manchester United.
So, to fans, Rashford said that the ceremony of closing his eyes while pointing his index finger at his head might be blocking outside distractions and unwanted criticism.
The Sun said they hoped that this ‘Rashford Ceremony’ would spread more. In other words, it is a message asking fans to stop excessive criticism towards players who are under stress.