Lithuanian soccer player Dzimtry Koub celebrates his goal in a weird way

(Lucian Perkins/The Washington Post)

The Lithuanian soccer club Trakai was down 1-0 on Wednesday night when Dzimtry Koub tied it up with an equalizer against Zalgiris, the league’s leader. A simple high-five would not do, however. Instead, he ran into the stands, sat down and gave himself a round of applause. The game ended 1-1.

Sure, that may seem like a unique way to celebrate at first, but a Reddit user dug into the soccer annals and round this running-into-the-stands-to-give-yourself-a-round-of-applause gag has been done before. In 2005, Matthew Russell did it when he scored for the Castleton Gabriels.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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