Life Imitating Art: Gylfi Sigurdsson’s Goal CelebrationBy: Jan | April 24th, 2011
That is if you consider video games as art.
EA Sports claim FIFA 11 is the “most authentic global football experience available” drawing on a detailed player database compiled by 1700 scouts around the world to recreate each player. And in cases where the data is incomplete or incorrect, players are happy to help out and correct the mistake. Well, one is: Iceland and Hoffenheim striker Gylfi Sigurdsson, and he made sure no update or patch is needed.
For some reason Sigurdsson’s FIFA 11 incarnation is holding his crotch and then just falls to the side when he scores. Something Sigurdsson has never done in a match before – until Saturday, where he scored Hoffenheim’s only goal in their 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.
“I’ve seen this on FIFA 2011 on the Playstation. I’m doing something like that there when I score. I have no idea how they came up with this. But now I always celebrate this way in reality too.“ (BILD)
The celebration doesn’t quite live up to the lofty standards set by his compatriots from Stjarnan. So I hope FIFA 12 comes up with something a bit more creative for him.