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The U.S. women’s soccer team has a new iconic celebration, it seems.
In the 31st minute, former Cal striker Alex Morgan headed home the team’s second goal against England in the World Cup semifinals. In celebration, she ran to the sideline, where she mimed sipping a cup of tea at the roaring fans.
It’s, of course, an English-themed burn. But there’s strong speculation on Twitter the gesture was specifically aimed at English TV personality (and all-around troll) Piers Morgan. After the Americans’ win over France in the quarterfinals, Morgan tweeted a photo of star Megan Rapinoe, arms extended, as she celebrated her goal.
Click through the gallery above to see how Twitter responded to Alex Morgan’s World Cup celebration.
“Ms Rapinoe sure does love herself,” Morgan tweeted. “Can’t wait to see our Lionesses dent that stupendous ego.”
The take did not go over well, as eagle-eyed tweeters noticed Morgan praising an identical celebration, done by a male cricketer, just days before.
English rage aside, Morgan’s goal was the difference in the contest. The U.S. women won 2-1. They’ll play either the Netherlands or Sweden in the World Cup Final.
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