2022-11-16 21:00:00

Ghana's Bukari 'did not disrespect idol Ronaldo'

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Osman Bukari's late goal gave Ghana hopes of a dramatic comeback against Portugal, but the Black Stars were beaten 3-2

Ghana striker Osman Bukari says he did not disrespect Cristiano Ronaldo when he copied the Portugal star's goal celebration after scoring against them in their World Cup Group H match on Thursday.

Substitute Bukari pulled a goal back to make it 3-2 in the 89th minute before running towards a corner flag and recreating Ronaldo's famous 'Siu' pose.

The former Manchester United forward had given Portugal the lead with a milestone goal at Stadium 974 in Doha but had been substituted by the time Bukari headed in from six yards.

I have noticed my celebration has generated comments claiming I was disrespectful towards Ronaldo, the 23-year-old posted on Twitter.

This is incorrect. I was overcome by the emotion of the moment of scoring for my country on my World Cup debut leading to my celebration.

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