Playing for a shot to head back to Women’s World Cup Final on her birthday, Alex Morgan had a surprise in store when she scored the game-winning goal against England in the Semifinals.
In a tie game at 1 near the 31st minute, forward Alex Morgan netted in a goal on a header to put USA ahead 2-1. The goal would eventually secure the win for USA to advance USA to the Women’s World Cup Final.
But, Morgan pulled a celebration which might have trolled the entire English nation by pretending to sip a cup of tea with the pinky up after the goal.
A video of the celebration by Fox Soccer on Twitter is displayed down below.
Alex Morgan scores her first goal since the opening game and retakes the lead in the Golden Boot race (6 goals, 3 assists)— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019
She's the first player in #FIFAWWC history to score on her birthday 🎂 pic.twitter.com/EGWBNIyaxI
Some people expressed some emotional reactions towards the celebration.
Below are the funnier historical reaction and how one website’s headline listed the reaction on the celebration as ‘distasteful.’
1662: Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II, introduced the ritual of drinking tea in England as the preferred everyday beverage.— Jake Marsh (@PMTsportsbiz) July 2, 2019
2019: Alex Morgan, stud @USWNT soccer player, uses that same beverage as her goal celebration in the WWC Semifinals on her birthday vs. England. pic.twitter.com/tobzZglKPQ
Morgan and the US Women’s National Team will face off in the Final on Sunday, July 7, against the winner of the Netherlands-Sweden matchup tomorrow night.
USA has won the last Women’s World Cup back in 2015 in Canada.