“Top 10 most respectful moments in football” – Netizens troll Manchester United star Antony for trying to get into good books of rowdy Galatasaray fans
Antony is being bantered for poor run of performances.
Manchester United's Antony apologizing to Galatasaray fans. (Image via Daily Express)
In a thrilling encounter between Manchester United and Galatasaray that ended in a 3-3 draw, a video of United’s Antony apologizing to Galatasaray fans went viral, sparking both positive and negative reactions on social media. This followed Alejandro Garnacho‘s ‘Calma’ celebration, which angered the Turkish fans after he scored the opening goal.
The young Argentine opened the scoring for United in their crucial Champions League group-stage match against the Turkish giants. However, after scoring the goal, he emulated Cristiano Ronaldo‘s iconic ‘Calma’ celebration in front of the home fans, which left them upset at the player. Things turned a bit chaotic until Antony stepped in to mitigate the situation.
The Brazilian winger apologized for the young United forward who was celebrating a goal. Antony’s sportsmanship was praised by Galatasaray fans and Turkish media but not so much by the netizens.
One ‘X’ user called it that the Brazil and United winger is chasing that ‘Top 10 respect moments of 2023’. Subsequently, the fans said that Antony’s only chance of winning anything this year.
Fans troll Antony despite a respectful gesture
While Antony received heaps of praise after he apologized to angry Galatasaray fans, some of the fans also took it as an opportunity to banter the player for his high value but poor run of form leading to poor returns.
The former Ajax star was praised by some of the Galatasaray fans on social media, saying ‘won the fans’ hearts’ with the classy gesture. Some fans also pointed out the fact that even Manchester United captain, Bruno Fernandes tried to subdue Alejandro Garnacho from celebrating the goal in such a manner. Here are some of the Fans’ reactions are as follows:
In the end, Manchester United – Galatasaray played out a draw with the final score 3-3 in Istanbul. Following the draw, United’s chances of qualifying through to the knock-out stages of the Champions League this season have turned slimmer, and only a comfortable win against Bayern Munich next week can see them through.
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