Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What Does Jesus Do When He Scores? He Phones His Mum

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What Does Jesus Do When He Scores? He Phones His Mum

Article excerpt

A COMIC explanation of Gabriel Jesus'telephone' goal celebration has gone viral, despite being clearly fake.

So what is the REAL reason behind the City star's celebration, which he used after scoring the late winner against Swansea last week? First of all, the fake comic explanation was that he was ringing an ex-girlfriend who had stopped taking his calls, but had been trying to ring him again after his mega-money move to the Blues.

But Jesus first came up with the phone celebration when he scored for Brazil in a 2-0 win in Venezuela, in a World Cup qualifying match in October.

Jesus' mother, Vera Lucia Diniz de Jesus, who has come with him to live in Manchester, had learned that Neymar was not playing in the game and was concerned that her son might be feeling the weight of being the main man. …

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