Rio Ferdinand Pokes Fun at Luiz
Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz has been trolled by Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand after his bizarre chest-shimmy celebration sensationally backfired. Luiz baffled fans with his unique celebration after equalising against Manchester United on Sunday. However, the celebration would ultimately backfire as Scott McTominay's late goal sealed a 2-1 victory for the visitors.
Move Up the Table
The result not only handed Man Utd the win but also saw them move to within five points of fifth-placed Aston Villa, in what could be a significant shift in the Premier League standings.
Ferdinand's Social Media Dig
Rio Ferdinand wasted no time in poking fun at Luiz after the match. Taking to social media, Ferdinand shared a picture of the celebration and playfully asked, "U ok @dgoficial?" He accompanied the post with a series of laughing emojis, further rubbing in the Villa defeat to Luiz.
The match proved to be eventful for Douglas Luiz as he also got involved in a heated altercation with Rasmus Hojlund during stoppage time. Tempers flared as Hojlund gestured to the crowd, calling for silence from the home supporters. Luiz confronted Hojlund, adding to the drama of the match's closing stages.
Overall, it was a memorable and eventful day for Douglas Luiz, but not for the reasons he may have hoped. His celebration may have backfired, but it certainly generated plenty of attention and reaction both on and off the field.
Frequently Asked Questions
How has Premier League developed since its formation?
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