While the Netherlands crushed Estonia, Georginio Wijnaldum and Frenkie de Jong celebrated the goal of the Reds striker by showing off their different skin color.
Three days after having to settle for a draw in Northern Ireland, leaving the first place in their group and a top-seeded status, the Netherlands took advantage of Estonia's visit to complete their match. qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 with a resounding success (5-0).
A beautiful victory that owes a lot to Georginio Wijnaldum. The Liverpool striker has indeed offered a nice treble Tuesday on the lawn of the Amsterdam Arena. But even more than his goals, it was his celebration after his opening score that caused a sensation. Promoted captain in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, the former Magpie, of Surinamese origin, indeed celebrated his goal against camera alongside his team-mate Frenkie de Jong, both men showing their forearms to put forward their skin color different. A tasty sequence as a message against racism.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrated his goal with the Netherlands by sending a message:pic.twitter.com/i36hkqXwX6
– Foot 365 (@foot365) November 19, 2019
The celebration comes just days after racist insults against Ahmad Mendes Moreira in the Dutch second division match between FC Den Bosch and Excelsior, which led to the break-up. An incident that caused a lot of noise in the Netherlands. Georginio Wijnaldum as coach Ronald Koeman or teammate Memphis Depay did not fail to condemn these insults. "It's very difficult to live in. I did not expect that to happen in the Netherlands, I was really shocked, he had said in front of the media. The penalty must be so severe that no one will do it again. "" This match should not have been over. If it were to happen to us, I would leave the field ", he added, explaining that the problem was "social and political".