TOTTENHAM’S Richarlison was brutally trolled after he shushed fans after scoring – only for his strike to be ruled out.
The controversial Brazilian thought he had broken the deadlock for Spurs just minutes into their clash with Nottingham Forest today.
He received a lovely ball played over the top of the visiting defence, took a touch, and then thumped it into the roof of the net.
The 25-year-old then put his finger to his lips in a phishing motion following a week of negative headlines as he celebrated.
However, the strike was then ruled out after a VAR check discovered that the ex-Everton and Watford ace was offside.
His name was perhaps a surprise choice on the team-sheet – especially after his manager Antonio Conte agreed that the Samba star has been “s***” this season.
And in an explosive press conference on Friday, the Tottenham boss also said that the forward had “scored no goals” and labelled him “selfish”.
Spurs splashed out £60m to Everton last summer to sign Richarlison but he has only managed two goals in 25 appearances after an injury-ravaged campaign.
He was brought on for the final 20 minutes of his team’s Champions League draw with AC Milan on Wednesday, a result which eliminated them from the competition, and afterwards the star let rip at his manager for benching him and said that it has been “s***” this season.
However, he thought that he had silence his critics with an early goal against Forest – but supporters loved it that his shushing and ear-cupping celebration was all in vain.
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One fan wrote: “Richarlison scored his first goal for Tottenham did the shush celebration and it got cancelled. You can’t make this up!”
Another said: “Lol Richarlison did the shhhhh celebration only for the VAR to say No Goal Offside.”
A fellow footy fan wrote: “Richarlison celebration full of arrogance.”
As another said: “Did Richarlison shush Conte only for his goal to be ruled offside? That’s rough!”
Conte said yesterday: “First of all I watched the interview of Richarlison. He didn’t criticise me. He said his season was s*** and he’s right.
“His season has been not good. He had injuries, played and scored in the Champions League and then went to the World Cup and then had a serious injury.
“He’s scored no goals for us. I think he was really honest to say his season was not good. His season has not finished yet. If he deserves to play I’ll give him the opportunity.
“For the rest of the interview, I think he made a mistake. When you speak of ‘I’ and not ‘us’ you are being selfish.
“I say to my players if we want to build something important and win a trophy we have to speak with ‘we’ not with ‘I’, because otherwise you’re thinking of yourself.
“He made a mistake and he apologised and it was good for me to clarify with the team again about this. In this aspect we have to improve. We have to be more of a team and show more spirit positive, especially in negative moments.”
Conte continued: “Sometimes it’s not enough to be a good guy. You have to to show the right desire and fight to win the game and the duels, to be nasty. I think that sometimes we are a bit soft, but I’m the coach and I’m the first responsible for this to happen and it doesn’t happen every time.
“I have to improve the team and I have to improve the spirit of my team. It always happened in the past and I hope it happens here.”