Alex Morgan’s ‘Sipping Tea’ Celebration Draws Ire Of English Fans, Analysts


In a growing theme, the U.S. women’s soccer team picked up World Cup win and the aftermath centers around a goal celebration.

Alex Morgan put the Americans back on top of England in the semifinals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, with the marker proving to be the winning goal in the United States’ 2-1 win Tuesday night.

Morgan launched home a header in the 31st minute, breaking a 1-1 stalemate. But that’s where the fun begins, really. The forward, celebrating her 30th birthday for what it’s worth, pulled out a rather cheeky celebration, gesturing like she was sipping a cup of tea, pinkie up in the air.

Take a look:

Obviously, the celebration is a smashing success in the States, but apparently some of those across the pond are a bit peeved by the “distasteful” display. Juventus player and England native Lianne Sanderson voiced her displeasure during halftime on beIN Sports.

Other England fans and outlets saw the celebration as a slight as well.

The Americans found themselves in the spotlight after defeating Thailand 13-0 in the group stages and were accused of celebrating too much once the game was well in hand. That should not really be compared to Morgan’s goal (a massive one) and was nothing more than poking a bit of fun at her opponents.

Morgan offered up a vague reasoning for the troll job after the game.

Hey here’s a revolutionary idea (get it?), maybe put a body on Morgan in the 18-yard box.

Thumbnail photo via Michael Chow/USA TODAY Sports Images

Source: NESN

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