Algerian player does Johnny Manziel’s money celebration (GIF)


Algeria is playing South Korea in Group H action at the World Cup on Sunday. Algeria nearly knocked off dark horse contender Belgium in their opening game before losing because of a few late goals.

Against South Korea on Sunday the Algerians are are dominating early, thanks to a goal from Islam Slimani in the 26th minute and a goal from Rafik Halliche two minutes later.

The first goal from Slimani was an impressive one, he fought off two defenders to get control of a ball bouncing towards the goal, and was then able to get the ball past the goal keeper.

Slimani goal

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To celebrate, Slimani picked a celebration that many Americans will recognize as the signature gesture of quarterback Johnny Manziel. Now it is a universal sign for money and he was probably making some other kind of statement with the celebration, like club teams sign me and give me a deal. Or it could have a completely different meaning in Algeria, but it is fun to think he was doing it as a tribute to Manziel.

Though in the future Slimani needs to spread his hands out a little bit further apart.

Manziel celebration

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