Liverpool Defender Ibrahima Konate Appeared To Eat Confetti During Carabao Cup Final Celebrations
Ibrahima Konate went viral on social media after appearing to eat confetti in Liverpool's Carabao Cup final celebrations.
The Reds beat Chelsea 11-10 on penalties in an entertaining showpiece at Wembley that could not be decided in 120 minutes of action.
Konate replaced Joel Matip in the second half and tucked away his penalty. Every player scored, including Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, until opposite number Kepa Arrizabalaga smashed his over the bar to give Jurgen Klopp's side the win.
Kepa had taken the place of Edouard Mendy just before the end of extra time in a repeat scenario of the UEFA Super Cup in the summer.
Konate, a summer signing from RB Leipzig, got his hands on his first medal and trophy in Liverpool colours.
But the Frenchman enjoyed it a little too much. Footage showed the 22-year-old chomping on some of the confetti that was fired out of a cannon and then nearly choking on a piece.
Konate choking on confetti and Robbo finding it hilarious has done me in… 🤣 pic.twitter.com/oiHSfu7cuu— LFC Mumble (@lfcmumble) February 27, 2022
Konate almost choked on the confetti 😭😭😭pic.twitter.com/lbHyDczfSH— 𝘾𝙃𝙍𝙄𝙎 ⚡ (@FPL_FC) February 27, 2022
Hope Konate will be okay when we lift the other 3 trophy’s, by then he might have choked and passed out.— 👑Lewis🔴 (@KingMo_LFC) February 27, 2022
Considering we are winning the quadruple there is plenty more confetti to choke on. #Liverpool #LFC #CHELIV #LFCFamily #Konate pic.twitter.com/ShXnY9jfZy
I love Konate man. Dude nearly choked on confetti then just laughed it off like that pic.twitter.com/oK38UEYiDM— Nazty (@Naztee196) February 27, 2022
Was going to take something special to eclipse an enthralling final with two top sides slugging it out but that video of Konate choking on confetti has definitely done it 🤣— Aaron Cutler (@aaron_cutler) February 27, 2022
Holding his medal as he did, the 22-year-old got rid of the confetti from his mouth and Andy Robertson was in absolute stitches next to him.
Konate too erupted in laughter in the clip, which has racked up over 380,000 views and been shared around by amused football fans.
Also in the post-match celebrations was a heartwarming moment when the likes of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk urged Takeshi Minamino to have his moment with the Carabao Cup trophy.
GUYSSSSS LOOK AT THEM PUSHING MINAMINO AND CHEERING FOR HIM STOPPPP pic.twitter.com/aIgxJzdnpn— اريج (@areejx17) February 27, 2022
They also got the Liverpool supporters to cheer the Japanese international on as he sprinted over to them with the silverware.
The former Red Bull Salzburg forward is a rather shy individual and in July 2020, Henderson made sure to put an arm around him and involve him in Liverpool's title celebrations.
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