Hajduk Split Under-19s player Tino Blaž Lauš is sent off for copying Diego Simeone's groin celebration after scoring
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VIDEO: Hajduk Split youth player sent off for copying Diego Simeone’s groin celebration

Thrusting leads to straight red in under-19s game in Croatia.


Croatian side Hajduk Split had a player in their youth team sent off for doing a groin goal celebration recently exhibited by Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone and then Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tino Blaž Lauš put Hajduk 3-1 up against Hrvatski Dragovoljac Under-19s in the 56th minute of a match in Siget on Thursday.

Zbog ovakve reakcije nakon zabijenog gola junior Hajduka Tino Blaž Lauš danas je dobio izravni crveni karton.Pred kraj…

Posted by Hajdučke vijesti on Thursday, 14 March 2019

He did a quick thrust after finding the back of the net, only to be shown a straight red card by the referee who was in close proximity.

Simeone celebrated in a similar fashion when his team scored a second in a Champions League tie against Juventus before Ronaldo then did it after scoring a hat-trick in the return leg.

This is one of the truly great football stories. Hajduk youth player copies Ronaldo and Simeone’s “groinal” celebrations and gets sent off for it https://t.co/06Hp4XgAvD pic.twitter.com/jIlLaoI8Nm

— Richard Wilson (@timomouse) March 14, 2019

The Atletico coach was fined €20,000 for his actions but it’s not yet known whether Ronaldo will face similar punishment.

Full coverage of Tino Blaž Lauš’s groin celebration and subsequent sending off are below: