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When Richarlison Called FIFA President 'Baldie' Whilst Getting A Medal

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When Richarlison Called FIFA President 'Baldie' Whilst Getting A Medal

Richarlison was back in the headlines for his celebration on Sunday, in Everton's big win, but we prefer to remember how he celebrated winning a gold medal at last summer's Olympics.

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The Everton forward scored what could be a hugely important goal against Chelsea last weekend, reducing his side's gap to Premier League safety down to just two points.

Afterwards he picked up a flare thrown by the crowd and looked to have chucked it back from where it came, leading to an FA investigation.

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Richarlison has certainly had more to celebrate than maybe getting out of relegation in recent times, as he was part of the Brazil team that won at the Olympics in Tokyo.

FIFA chief Infantino was in Japan to award the gold and silver medals to the finalists and the Everton forward had some rather insulting, or amusing depending on your position, words for the 51-year-old.

As the forward was presented his medal he said, "Hey, baldie, next year [we are winning it] in Qatar," referencing the upcoming World Cup.

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The 24-year-old was certainly relieved at the end of that match, having missed a penalty at 0-0 in the final against Spain, after just 38 minutes.

The Selecao did manage to go into the break 1-0 up, Cunha scored the opener just as the first half was coming to an end, slotting home from inside the area after bustling past the Spanish defence.

Spain got level through Mikel Oyarzabal, when he equalised just past the hour mark with a brilliant sliding volley at the far post, after a perfect cross.

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Malcolm then saved the game from going to a penalty shoot-out, which probably helped Richarlison having already missed a spot kick, scoring the winner in extra time to seal back-to-back gold for Brazil.

Richarlison's goal on Sunday, coupled with Jordan Pickford's incredible save, leaves the Toffees two points behind both Leeds United and Burnley with just five games of their season to go, one more than the two sides above them.

It's been suggested that Frank Lampard's team deserve to stay up more than the others, though that will only be true if they end with more points.

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If he scores any more important goals, all of Everton's bald fans will be lining up to be called baldie by their striker.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Olympics, Everton, Football World Cup, Gianni Infantino, FIFA, Richarlison

Ryan Sidle
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