Pierre Emerick Aubameyang celebrates v Schalke

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang hits back at criticism of mask celebration

“Me arrogant?”

The Revierderby Derby was lit up on two occasions in the second half on Saturday as Schalke held Borussia Dortmund to a 1-1 draw at the VELTINS-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

In many ways, it proved just why Bayern Munich are running away with the Bundesliga. Whilst two of their so-called rivals showcased their issues in the derby, Carlo Ancelotti’s side were winning 6-0.

Dortmund took the lead just after half-time, through Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, as Ousmane Dembele and Shinji Kagawa combined to set up the Gabon striker with an easy finish.

Lucha Libre mask

After scoring, Aubameyang brought out a Lucha Libre mask to add another super hero to his collection of celebrations.

Previously, we have seen Spiderman and Batman, after Aubameyang goals against Schalke.

Schalke equalised after 77 minutes, to send the home fans wild, through Thilo Kehrer.

Tuchel asked about “arrogant” celebration

As you can imagine, Aubameyang’s mask has totally dominated the aftermath of the big derby in Germany today.

It is worth pointing tout that Aubameyang’s mask was so pre-planned that it featured a Nike tick on it

And, after the game Thomas Tuchel was asked whether Aubameyang was being “arrogant” with his celebration in his post-match presser.

Tuchel responded saying: “I think it’s hypocritical to make this out to be an arrogant gesture.”

“This is the way i live!!”

The arrogant suggestion must have got back to Aubameyang as well, since he responded on Instagram with the following message:

“Me arrogant? Come on guys this is the way i live!! this is my world im like a kid who enjoy to play football (sad about the result) but we keep going #bvb #smileyface #aubameyang #pea17 #Maskedfinisher thanks @sk23.10”.

Surely these types of celebrations should be heralded as ways to keep the game fun and intriguing to everyone?

Some Dortmund fans have criticized Aubamayeng for the commercial nature of the celebration but to call him arrogant is surely misplaced.

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