Jesse Lingard celebrates with Fortnite dance after his first World Cup goal for England against Panama
- The Manchester United midfield star scored a screamer from outside the box
- His goal was just one of the six England put past Panama in their Group Stage tie
- Lingard, known for his celebrations, performed a dance from the game, Fortnite
- Most of England’s squad play Fortnite, Kane has played over 100 games in Russia
After missing a few chances against Tunisia, Jesse Lingard didn’t need a second opportunity as he curled a screamer from outside the box into the top corner during England 6-1 demolition of Panama.
The Manchester United starlet is known for his extravagant celebrations and there was no way he was going to hold back after scoring his first ever goal at a World Cup.
Lingard performed a dance from the video game (and worldwide phenomenon) Fortnite known as the ‘shoot dance’ or the ‘hype dance’.
Jesse Lingard performed a ‘shoot dance’ after scoring in England 6-1 demolition of Panama
The celebratory dance is a taunt which can be used on popular the video game, Fortnite
Sterling quickly rushed over to celebrate Lingard’s goal as a jubilant England ran riot
Panama fouled a lot and targeted Lingard in the first half, revenge must have been sweet
The Fortnite craze has taken over the world, the game will reportedly give out $100m in tournament prize fees over the next year while there have also been claims that the game is causing serious issues of video game addiction in young kids.
That hasn’t put off the England squad of whom the majority have been playing Fortnite during their down time in Russia. In fact, captain Harry Kane has played over 110 games of Fortnite since arriving in Russia – and that was even before their first match.
Dele Alli’s time on the game will probably have gone up after he picked up a knock in England’s opening game against Tunisia. The Spurs midfielder loves the game and has livestreamed the game multiple times online while playing with his teammates.
Dele Alli has streamed himself playing Fortnite with teammates Harry Kane and Harry Maguire
Lingard is just one of a long list of players who have adopted Fortnite dances as their new celebrations. Once Antoine Griezmann grabs his first goal of the tournament, it’s likely we’ll see him pull out the ‘take the L’ celebration.
If you somehow have missed the monumental craze of Fortnite, it’s a free-to-play game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in which players compete to be the last person surviving. If you want to know why football players are so fanatical about Fortnite, you can read more here.
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