Congolese winger Silas Wamangituka scored twice to give Stuttgart a 2-1 away win over Werder Bremen, but one of his goals prompted him to receive a yellow card after a ‘disrespectful’ act.
The 21-year-old Stuttgart winger landed a hammer blow with a brace of goals in his team’s 2-1 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Monday morning (AEDT).
But his heroics have been completely overshadowed by the pure savagery of his second goal – which has got the football world talking.
In the space of a couple minutes, Silas scored the decisive match-winning goal, was attacked by an opposition defender, issued a yellow card and hooked by his own manager in added time.
The reason for the uproar was his decision to slowly walk in his second goal – even pulling up before the line. After pausing for a few seconds to mock keeper Jiri Pavlenka, Wamangituka finally tapped it over the line.
He initially found himself with no one between him and the goal after he pounced on a clumsy back pass where a defender chested the ball down straight at his feet.
By the time he scored the goal, his opposition were fuming.
Bremen defender Davie Selke ran up to the Democratic Republic of Congo star and shoved him.
Wamangituka only held his ground, but was issued a yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct, seemingly for the taunting that preceded the goal.
Watch the shocking goal below;
However, it was clarified after the game that Wamangituka’s card had been for his role in the brief scuffle with Selke. If he had have been carded for the provocative walk-in, the goal would not have counted.
His manager also didn’t appear to like his behaviour, putting him on the bench for the final few minutes of the game.
See some reactions below;