Upon scoring the second objective in Man Metropolis’s complete trouncing of Tottenham on Saturday, Kevin De Bruyne opted to show his pleasure with a cryptic hand sign.
The ahead, who sparkled within the whole destruction of Spurs, ran to the nook flag in celebration, after which produced his fingers to sign ‘2-1’ to the tv cameras, sparking wild debate as to what it may symbolize.
Many Manchester United supporters took it as a slight on their 2-1 loss to the runaway leaders, and particularly an insult to their supervisor Jose Mourinho, who infamously deemed the Belgian surplus to necessities throughout his time at Chelsea.
Elsewhere, some followers assumed the gesture was in reality in relation to the ensuing factors distinction between the 2 competing groups on Saturday, with Spurs now an inconceivable 21 factors behind Metropolis within the league desk.
Nonetheless, the true purpose behind De Bruyne’s ambiguous actions was revealed after the sport, when their routine celebratory group changing-room photograph emerged on social media.
Metropolis gamers Fabian Delph and Ederson held up shirts emblazoned with David Silva, whereas the remainder of the squad gestured in the direction of the spaniard’s jersey, evidently dedicating their spectacular win to the absent midfielder.
Followers and pundits alike had been perplexed, and certainly fearful when the information surfaced that Metropolis’s spanish maestro had been excluded fully from the matchday squad to face Tottenham.
Pep Guardiola revealed the in-form 31-year-old was lacking as a result of ‘private causes’, however wouldn’t delve any additional in his rationalization.
Whereas Silva’s emptiness was initially trigger for concern, it proved to be inconsequential, together with his ready alternative Ilkay Gundogan offering a objective and help as Metropolis’s recordbreakers proved an excessive amount of for a substandard Spurs aspect to deal with.
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