Surridge: Nottingham Star Embarrassed After Copying Ronaldo Celebration Before Goal vs Man Utd Is Ruled Out

Surridge: Nottingham Star Embarrassed After Copying Ronaldo Celebration Before Goal vs Man Utd Is Ruled Out

  • Sam Surridge scored an apparent equaliser for Nottingham Forest vs Man United
  • Marcus Rashford had opened the scoring for United before Surridge slotted home
  • The Nottingham star then pulled off one of Cristiano Ronaldo's iconic celebrations

Nottingham Forest star, Sam Surridge was embarrassed on Wednesday night, January 25, after doing Cristiano Ronaldo's celebration only for his goal against Manchester United to be ruled out.

Nottingham and United faced off at the City Ground in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final fixture, which ended in a 3-0 comfortable win for the Red Devils.

In-form United star, Marcus Rashford needed just six minutes after kick-off to open the scoring for the visitors, before Wout Weghorst and Bruno Fernandes found the back of the net to help the visitors see off Forest.

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Sam Surridge celebrates after scoring a goal - which was later disallowed - during the Carabao Cup semi-final leg between Nottingham and Man United at the City Ground. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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According to The Sun, the match was marked by a bizarre moment after Surridge seemed to have cancelled out Rashford's opener.

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Surridge copies Ronaldo's celebration

The Nottingham star thought he had restored parity for his side, finding the back of the net with a brilliant finish in the 22nd minute following a rapid counter-attack.

The former Bournemouth star coolly curled the ball into the bottom corner past David De Gea and raced towards the corner of the stadium in celebration.

Surridge chose to use the moment to recreate Ronaldo's iconic 'peace of mind' celebration as his teammates mobbed him.

However, his goal was chalked off moments later by the VAR, leaving him thoroughly embarrassed.

Fans were quick to take note of the awkward moment and took to social media to laugh it off.

One posted:

"A bit awkward there for Surridge."

A second noted:

"Surridge with the Ronaldo celebration. Only to be called for offside. In your face."

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Another wrote:

"Man United have to bury Forest now lol. Sam Surridge really disrespected them like this with that Ronaldo celebration."

Ronaldo's iconic celebration

Ronaldo debuted the iconic celebration - copied by Surridge - back in October 2022 after he scored against Everton in the Premier League.

According to Marca, the celebration involves bowing one's head, closing their eyes and bringing their hands together at their chest in a seeming meditation pose.

The celebration quickly went viral, and several sports stars have since gone on to replicate it.

Man United ace Alejandro Garnacho, who idolises Ronaldo, is among the football stars to have used the celebration.

Ten Hag gives Rashford update

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag delivering an update regarding Marcus Rashford amid injury concerns.

The Red Devils star sparked fears after he was spotted writhing in pain, midway through Man United's clash with Nottingham Forest.

Rashford had been elbowed in the chest shortly after the break of the first leg Carabao Cup semi-final clash, and was subbed off in the 57th minute.