Sun Dec 19 12:27pm EST
As owner Massimo Moratti demanded, Inter won the Club World Cup on Saturday, beating TP Mazembe 3-0. While this fact remains wholly unimportant to the vast majority of football fans on this planet, what was interesting was Samuel Eto'o's goal celebration after putting Inter up 2-0 in the final.
Once he scored, Eto'o jogged over to the Inter bench and was handed a pair of plastic bags, which appeared to contain a water bottle in each. He did a little dance with them, then was held up by Marco Materazzi. But what was with the plastic bags? Was it a way of reminding himself to go food shopping later? Was he showing his allegiances in the eternal question of paper or plastic? Had he been sniffing glue earlier that day?
One possible answer is that, as he told Time Magazine, when Eto'o was a kid in Cameroon, he would "play barefoot with balls that we made out of plastic bags, wrapped tight and bound with tape." So perhaps the bags were a reference to his own childhood in Africa after scoring a goal against the first African team to ever make the Club World Cup final?
Video of Eto'o's goal and celebration right this way...
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