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The Daily Bee (February 1, 2021): Neymar Still Bitter About Haaland’s Celebration

After a year, the Brazilian star hasn’t moved on from last year’s Champions League Round of 16.

Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Good morning everyone! I hope all you Northeast folks are enjoying the winter storms this morning. Every time you meet someone from the West Coast, they go on and on about how great it is, but unless you’re living far inland or in the North, you don’t get weather like this:

Enjoy your 58° and cloudy weather, Los Angeles.

Anyway, here are a few links to get you to lunch:

L’Orient (Sort of) Trolls Paris Saint-Germain

Things have not gotten off to a great start for Mauricio Pochettino at PSG. Only a few weeks into his tenure, he’s already suffered his first defeat against FC L’Orient. When L’Orient’s Yoane Wissa scored against PSG, he did a celebration similar to Erling Haaland’s iconic celebration against PSG in the Champions League, which the Borussia Dortmund social media team picked up on.

To be clear, this was not Wissa directly referencing BVB, as he’s done this celebration many times against other clubs.

The narrative that Wissa was trolling PSG in honor of Borussia Dortmund has sort of taken off across the internet, so I’d just like to be that guy who dumps water on everyone’s fun. Even if that wasn’t his original intent, once the BVB twitter account posted the tweet above, Neymar felt the need to remind everyone who really won the day:

So obviously Neymar and PSG ended up defeating BVB in the Champions League, but I think most people would agree that they came off looking extremely petty and bitter over a simple celebration. That notorious video they took of the entire team (apart from Edinson Cavani) mocking Haaland made them look like a bunch of babies who let a single 20-year-old get under their skin.

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