Aubameyang hits back at Kroos for mask criticism

Date published: Thursday 12th November 2020 8:01 - Lewis Oldham


Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has responded to Toni Kroos after the midfielder criticised him for wearing a “nonsense” mask.

The forward pulling out a mask during a goal celebration has been a trademark throughout his career. He did so during his time at Borrusia Dortmund and Saint-Ettiene.

The last time Aubameyang donned a mask was for Arsenal against Rennes in the Europa League in March 2019. He wore a Black Panther mask, which is inspired by the Marvel film of the same name.

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It was during an appearance on the Einfach mal Luppen podcast when Kroos made the comment, which has been cited by Sky Sports:

“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.”

Since this emerged, Aubameyang has changed his profile picture and header on Twitter to a picture of him wearing the Black Panther mask. He has also sent out a response to Kroos via his Twitter:

“By the way. Does this @ToniKroos have Kids? Just to remember I did it for my son 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.”

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