‘Does Toni Kroos have kids? I did it for my son and I’ll do it again’: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hits back at the Real Madrid star – and father of three – after he called his mask celebrations ‘stupid nonsense’
- Toni Kroos slated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s celebrations in an interview
- Kroos said Aubameyang’s masks are ‘nonsense’ and made him a bad role model
- The Arsenal man responded on Twitter, questioning if Kroos definitely said it
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has called out Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos on social media over comments where he slated the Arsenal striker’s ‘silly’ mask goal celebrations.
Kroos mentioned Aubameyang by name, not only dismissing the flamboyancy of his reaction to scoring a goal but also said such a gesture doesn’t make him a good role model.
After reading the quotes for himself, Aubameyang took to Twitter to say: ‘Hmm i want to answer but First @ToniKroos i just want to be sure if it was really you?’
Toni Kroos has slammed footballers who partake in ‘nonsense’ choreographed celebrations
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said he would perform his mask celebration after for his son
Aubameyang asked Kroos over Twitter whether he definitely had criticised him
The World Cup winner made special mention of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s use of masks
The Arsenal skipper then continued his verbal attack on Kroos – who has three children – by asking whether he had kids, before claiming he will perform his mask celebrations again.
Aubameyang wrote: ‘By the way does this @ToniKroos have kids?
‘Just to remember i did it for my son a few times and I will do it again, I wish you have kids one day and make them happy like this. Junior School pupils Talk. And don’t Forget #maskon #staysafe’
Kroos has yet to reply to Aubameyang but didn’t hold back in the interview that he gave earlier this week.
‘I find it very silly. Even worse is if there are any objects hidden in their socks,’ he told his Einfach mal Luppen podcast via Sport Bild. ‘Aubameyang once celebrated and took out a mask. That’s where it ends with me.
‘I don’t think that’s a good role model, either. What nonsense.’
Kroos also hit out at Antoine Griezmann’s ‘fidgeting’ when he dances like Fortnite characters
Kroos also took aim at Antoine Griezmann, criticising his ‘fidgeting’ celebration which is a reference to the video game Fortnite.
The Madrid star believes footballers should celebrate likes one of his heroes in Gerd Muller, one of Germany’s greatest ever footballers.
‘What I always found sweet was Gerd Muller. He just jumped up, pulled up his pants. That was real joy, nothing big,’ he added.
Aubameyang is known for donning masks of his favourite superheroes from Marvel films
In 2019, Aubameyang wore a Black Panther mask, from the Oscar-nominated Marvel film, after scoring against Rennes in the Europa League.
‘I needed a mask which represents me and that’s the Black Panther. In Gabon, we call the national team the Panthers,’ he said after the game.
The 31-year-old has also worn Batman, Spiderman and Deadpool masks during the course of his career.