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French Forward Antoine Griezmann Celebrates Penalty With 'Fortnite' Dance

French Forward Antoine Griezmann Celebrates Penalty With 'Fortnite' Dance

French striker Antoine Griezmann put his team back in the driver's seat of the World Cup final - where they went on to beat Croatia 4-2 - with a penalty just before half time.

He celebrated with a hilarious and brutal reference to Fortnite.

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Griezmann performed the taunting 'Take the L' emote from the game. The emote involves the player putting their hand to their head in an L shape and dancing around in front of their beaten enemy.

We think he has the move pretty much nailed down, don't you?

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It was a close call penalty - the first awarded by VR referee assistance. After a Croatian midfielder, Ivan Perisic - who had earlier helped his team scrape back into the game with a goal at 28 minutes - was judged by video assistance to have handled the ball after a corner.

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Griezmann pulled off the dance flawlessly, possibly because this isn't the first time he's performed it - he did it against Argentina earlier in the tournament.

He has been accused of disrespecting the teams he's performed this celebration in front of, but a bit of light-hearted ribbing isn't the end of the world, especially in a high pressure environment like the World Cup final, surely?

It wasn't the only unusual celebration that day. French spirits were high, the World Cup win coming just a day after their national Bastille Day and managed to get even the politicians involved in the celebrations. After winning the cup, French players dabbed with their President, Emmanuel Macron.


Words by Will Stevenson

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: fortnite, Croatia, World Cup, France