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Sacrebleu! Soccer player in France celebrates goal with pacifier prop (video)

Soccer players throughout the world are known for coming with new and bizarre ways to celebrate scoring a goal, but what Bafetimbi Gomis did following a goal is truly bizarre.

After scoring in the 59th minute of a Europa League match pitting Lyon against Sparta Prague, the Lyon striker pulled out a pacifier, stuck it in his mouth and proceeded to parade around the pitch. Strange.

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To clarify, according to Dirty Tackle, it appears the pacifier episode was Gomis’ way of paying tribute to his newborn child.

Still, that’s some weird, wild, wacky stuff. If he doesn’t have a nickname yet, might I suggest le bébé? And does he know that using that pacifier will wreak havoc on his dental development, leading to a lifetime of retainers, headgear and braces? Sheesh.

[H/T Holdout Sports]