Dortmund goes global with reaction to old Haaland post about PSG

Borussia Dortmund has taken a jab at Paris Saint-Germain. The German club, which reached the Champions League final at the expense of PSG on Tuesday, responded four years later to a post on X (formerly Twitter), where then Dortmund star Erling Haaland was made fun of.

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To fully appreciate the unfolding drama, let's delve deeper into the events of 2020. During the Champions League round of 16, Dortmund and PSG squared off in a thrilling encounter.

Erling Haaland, then a rising star for Dortmund, emerged as a key player, scoring two crucial goals. His unique celebration, a serene meditation pose seated on the pitch, quickly became iconic.

A week later, the scene shifted to Paris for the return leg. PSG, facing a deficit and determined to advance, not only overturned the scoreline but also seized the moment to engage in some light-hearted mockery. After their victory, PSG's social media team posted an image where the entire team replicated Haaland's meditation celebration, a playful poke at the young striker.

Fast forward to over four years later, Dortmund's media team showcased their long memory and a flair for timing. In a masterstroke of social media engagement, they resurfaced the original PSG post. Accompanying this repost, they added the caption: "Tastes like fine wine," suggesting that the moment had aged well in their favor, particularly poignant after Dortmund had eliminated PSG from a subsequent Champions League clash, thus having the last laugh in this ongoing football rivalry.

This repost not only went viral, amassing over half a million likes and sixteen million views, but it also sparked widespread conversation across various media platforms. The incident highlights how football clubs use social media as a battleground for banter, enhancing the rivalry and engagement with fans around the globe.

Updated: 11:14, 8 May 2024

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