Weston McKennie sends social media into a spin by hilariously drying his hands on a photographer’s VEST… but some World Cup fans aren’t impressed with ‘disgusting and disrespectful’ act
USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie caught the eye during the first half for a strange, yet hilarious moment which sent soccer fans wild on social media.
During the United States’ pulsating, scoreless first half vs. England, McKennie went over to a photographer before wiping his hand on the man’s vest in an attempt to dry his hands before a throw-in.
The strange moment looked to take the elderly worker by surprise while one of his colleagues looked on in bemusement.
The Juventus & USMNT midfielder chose to wipe his hands on a utterly stunned photographer
It occurred in the 38th minute with the scores tied at 0-0, though McKennie’s other major involvement should have seen a change in the score line.
Elon Musk’s Twitter was set alight as a result of the moment with one fan suggesting it was a completely ‘disgusting’ act.
‘McKennie’s direct pull of the old man’s vest and making a napkin of his hand were the clearest demonstration of typical American culture. Disgusting, disrespectful, unprofessional people… #USAvENG,’ the user wrote.
Though the reaction was mostly of hilarity. One onlooker said ‘Weston McKennie casually using the photographer as a towel,’ followed by a laughing emoji.
Weston McKennie had a stellar first-half aside from a glaring miss early in the Group B game
A fellow fan of the move said ‘ahhagaha oh my god the whole house is yelling rn.’
Sixteen minutes prior, the Juventus midfielder ballooned a half-volley over the bar after a beautifully-placed cross from Timothy Weah.
Otherwise it was a superb first-half performance, full of verve, desperation and as the photographer now knows all too well, perspiration.
Social media users reacted with immense laughter or scorn at the strange moment in Qatar
McKennie could not believe he blazed a half-volley over the bar from a Timothy Weah cross