Barcelona footballer pays tribute to Goku from Dragon Ball

FC Barcelona footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shows his love for Dragon Ball during a match against Real Madrid.

Professional footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated a goal with a pose that should be very familiar to you Dragon Ball fans.

As SB Nation reported, Aubameyang paid tribute to Akira Toriyama’s beloved anime and manga franchise during FC Barcelona’s recent match against Real Madrid, which Barcelona won with a score of 4-0. After scoring a goal, Aubameyang went to the sides of the field, picked up a transparent orange orb and placed two fingers on his forehead, recreating the pose that Dragon Ball The protagonist, Son Goku, attacks every time he uses his Instant Transmission ability, which allows him to teleport great distances in the blink of an eye. The player later confirmed that it was a deliberate reference to the classic shonen manga, saying, “It was a ball of Dragon Ball. With it, you can make a wish. I wanted to win and score a goal for my grandparents, who are no longer here.”

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Aubameyang then posted a photo of him striking the pose along with a picture of Goku on his personal Twitter account. “Hello from a finished player,” the league’s top scorer wrote on several occasions, taking a jab at critics who claimed his career was over after he left Arsenal. Aubameyang’s Twitter profile picture is now a portrait of himself, which is drawn in a style that resembles Akira Toriyama’s iconic art. The player is known for his flashy post-goal celebrations, which usually involve him performing a somersault. Aubameyang also once celebrated a victory by donning a Black Panther mask and doing a “Wakanda Forever” salute.

in the original Dragon Ball sleeve and the Dragon Ball Z In the anime, Goku is taught the Instant Transmission technique by the friendly people of the planet Yardat, after he crashes there after his battle against Frieza to destroy the planet. Goku most often uses the ability to travel the universe, but has also integrated it into his fighting style, combining it with his trademark Kamehameha and Spirit Bomb to surprise opponents. The Saiyan warrior recently used the technique in the last chapter of the dragon ball super manga, where he used it to buy some time in his battle with the warrior Gas.

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Dragon Ball was created by Toriyama in 1984 and has since become the third best-selling manga of all time, with over 300 million copies in circulation worldwide. Goku’s adventures have continued to this day with the continuing dragon ball super manga, which is still overseen by Toriyama himself and features the art of his protégé, Toyotarou.

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Source: SB Nation, Twitter

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