Ghanaian player Osman Bukari has defended his imitation of Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic ‘Siuuu’ celebrations saying his upbringing does not permit him to be disrespectful.
His reaction follows concerns on social media that the celebration was disrespectful towards Ronaldo – who usually celebrates his goals by jumping up while rotating in mid-air and lands shouting “siuuu”.
But in Twitter posts, Bukari dismissed the concerns as “incorrect”.
He said he “was overcome by the emotion of the moment of scoring for my country on my World Cup debut”.
“My upbringing doesn’t permit me to be disrespectful to elders let alone one of my idols,” he added.
Recall that Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 at the end of the match.