Al-Hilal’s Bafétimbi Gomis frightened a ball boy so much with his trademark ‘lion walk’ goal celebration that the youngster ran away from him.
Former Swansea striker Gomis had just put the Saudi Pro League leaders ahead against Al-Ittihad at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium on Thursday.
Bafetimbi Gomis scaring away a kid with his lion celebration 😂 pic.twitter.com/lG7Dl4qQnm
— Marwan Ahmed (@MarwanAhmed_KF) February 21, 2019
In a celebration he’s stuck with over the years, Gomis got down on his knees and started swiping his hands like the mighty paws of a lion.
After casting nervous glances at the player advancing towards him, the child got up from his seat and ran fearfully away.
After winning the battle against the tiger, The lion is going back to his hometown : Riyadh 🐾💙 pic.twitter.com/AyqEtC1g5t
— Bafétimbi Gomis (@BafGomis) February 21, 2019
Realising what he had done, Gomis found the boy at the end of a game that Al-Hilal won 2-0 and gave him his shirt.
The gesture worked a treat, with the kid even filming his own version of the celebration and posting it on Twitter.
Thank you gomis, this the result of what you have done👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/UX0O1unEim
— 🇸🇦🇸🇦ابو ياسر 🇸🇦🇸🇦 (@abuyaser0001) February 21, 2019
33-year-old Gomis has been in fine form for the Saudi Arabian side, scoring 17 goals in 21 matches.