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.
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.
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.
“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.”