Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit back at Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for criticising his choice of celebration.
The Germany international recently insisted Aubameyang was not a good role model because he donned a mask – inspired by the film Black Panther – after he scored against Rennes in the Europa League back in March 2019.
Aubameyang has previous in this department and pulled out a number of different masks to celebrate goals during his time at Borussia Dortmund.
"Aubameyang once celebrated and took out a mask. That's where it ends with me. I don't think that's a good role model, either. What nonsense." 😳 https://t.co/HlsIuuQUA5
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) November 11, 2020
Kroos, speaking on the Einfach mal Luppen podcast via Sport Bild, made the comment: ‘Aubameyang once celebrated and took out a mask. That’s where it ends with me.
‘I don’t think that’s a good role model either. What nonsense.’
While initially reluctant to respond to Kroos, Aubameyang then took aim at the World Cup winner by questioning whether the 30-year-old had children.
By the way
Does this @ToniKroos have Kids?
Just to remember i did it for my son few Times and i will do it again
I wish you have Kids one day and make them happy like this Junior School pupils Talk 🙏🏽👊🏽 and don’t Forget #maskon #staysafe 🤡bis https://t.co/J4ZF1XGlsU
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) November 12, 2020
The Arsenal captain quoted a picture of himself on Twitter, drawn by a school pupil asked to create an image based on happiness, in his reply to the midfielder.
Aubameyang said: ‘By the way. Does this @ToniKroos have Kids? Just to remember i did it for my son few Times and i will do it again.
‘I wish you have Kids one day and make them happy like this Junior School pupils. Talk and don’t Forget #maskon #staysafe.’