Twitter pans cringey Tottenham duo after new celebration is unveiled
By Harry Sykes
Harry Kane and Dele Alli unveiled a new celebratory handshake during Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday – and football fans on Twitter panned it as “cringey”.
Spurs’ star duo produced the elaborate handshake, which ended with a little wriggle of the fingers, following Harry Kane’s fine opener in Sunday’s clash at White Hart Lane.
Kane, who scored twice, and Alli, who added the home side’s third with a neat flick, then recreated the special handshake at full-time.
The reaction from social media was marked by scepticism, with many describing it as wince-inducing and telling the England pair to save it for the training ground.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Even more cringey than a Harry Kane Dele Alli handshake https://t.co/KWBnxy0d62
— Matt Hepworth (@MJHepworth) March 5, 2017
That handshake Dele Ali has with Kane is so cringey
— Adam Quigley (@Quigz_) March 5, 2017
They’re both great players but the alli/Kane handshake thing was so cringey
— Joe (@OxfordsPocket) March 5, 2017
Alli’s and Kane’s handshake is so cringey. Worse than Pogba’s and Lingard’s
— Jasper (@ItsJasperFC) March 5, 2017
I literally couldn’t care less if they’re celebration was cringey. The bottom line is we have Harry Kane and you all don’t, stop being salty
— Henry Rowe (@HRoweDesigns) March 5, 2017
Just seen Kane and Alli’s handshake. Love it. I mean, I also find it incredibly cringey, but the love is over-riding my negativity #TOTEVE
— Curious Jora (@curiousjora) March 5, 2017
Both players have had plenty of opportunity to celebrate goals in recent months, with their goalscoring being at the heart of Spurs’ impressive league form.
Kane’s double against Everton took him to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with 19 goals from 22 matches in the competition.
Alli has also been prolific from his attacking midfield position, netting 15 goals in all competitions, 13 of which have come in the English top flight.
Spurs’ win against Everton kept the title race alive, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side narrowing the gap on Chelsea to seven points.
In other Tottenham news, a forward has signed after Spurs agreed terms on an out-of-window deal.