Ghana's Bukari hits back at claims he was 'disrespectful' to Ronaldo by copying 'siu' celebration

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Ghana star Osman Bukari hits back at claims he was ‘disrespectful’ to Cristiano Ronaldo by copying his classic ‘siu’ celebration after his goal against Portugal… but then puts his foot in it by claiming he always ‘respects his ELDERS’

Ghana star Osman Bukari has hit back at claims he disrespected Cristiano Ronaldo during his goal celebration.

Bukari netted in the 89th minute in Ghana’s 3-2 defeat to Portugal on Thursday and preceded to mimick Ronaldo signature ‘siu’ celebration.

Ronaldo was not on the field when Bukari performed his giant leap and now the Ghanaian has responded to those who have accused him of a lack of respect.

Osman Bukari netted an 89th-minute header to reduced Ghana's deficit against Portugal

Osman Bukari netted an 89th-minute header to reduced Ghana’s deficit against Portugal

Osman then celebrated with Ronaldo's signature celebration but has received fan backlash

Osman then celebrated with Ronaldo’s signature celebration but has received fan backlash

Bukari tweeted: ”I have noticed my celebration today has generated comments claiming I was disrespectful towards Ronaldo.

‘This is incorrect. I was overcome by the emotion of the moment of scoring for my country on my World Cup debut leading to my celebration.’

However, Bukari later risked the wrath of Ronaldo by describing the 38-year-old as his ‘elder’ while trying to say he respected him. 

‘My upbringing doesn’t permit me to be disrespectful to elders let alone one of my idols.

Ronaldo performed a celebration of his own after he fired Portugal ahead from the spot

Ronaldo performed a celebration of his own after he fired Portugal ahead from the spot

‘Thanks for your support and we focus on our next game!’

Ronaldo opened the scoring from the penalty spot during Portugal’s Group H opener in his first game since mutually agreeing to terminate his Manchester United contract on Tuesday.

Goals from Joao Felix and Rafael Leao were enough to see off the African side who had earlier leveled up Ronaldo’s penalty through Andre Ayew’s close-range finish.

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