Barcelona accused of censoring footage of youth player doing Ronaldo celebration


BARCELONA have been accused of CENSORING footage of a youth team player copying Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic ‘Siu’ celebration.

The LaLiga giants posted a video of 18-year-old Fermin Lopez scoring a wondergoal – but didn’t show his celebration.


Fermin Lopez’s ‘Siu’ celebration was not shown by Barcelona on their social media pagesCredit: Barcelona Directe
The club seemingly censored the footage due to the celebration being connected to bitter rivals Real Madrid


The club seemingly censored the footage due to the celebration being connected to bitter rivals Real MadridCredit: Barcelona Directe
Lopez channelled his inner CristianoRonaldo while celebrating


Lopez channelled his inner CristianoRonaldo while celebratingCredit: Getty

The Barcelona U19’s star netted a stunning bicycle kick before running to the corner and replicating Real Madrid legend Ronaldo’s celebration.

But Barcelona seemingly couldn’t bring themselves to show the moment, cutting the moment entirely in a clip posted to their Instagram page.

The edited clip then resumes with Lopez high-fiving his team-mates.

However, full length footage from Barca TV’s live coverage of the match shows Lopez channel his inner Ronaldo.

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The youngster took off for the corner flag, jumped and spun in the air while shouting – exactly like Manchester United star Ronaldo.

Barca though cleverly decided to remove that part when reposting the goal to their social media channels.

They couldn’t face posting a celebration associated with one of their greatest rivals on their own pages.

Ronaldo and Barca have plenty of history with each other, having faced off 34 times in total, mostly during CR7’s nine-year spell with Real Madrid.


The 37-year-old has scored an impressive 20 goals in 34 appearances against the LaLiga giants in his career to date.

Ronaldo first performed the ‘Siu’ celebration against Chelsea in it’s current form during a 2013 pre-season friendly.

The celebration has become iconic with fans across the world, and was even copied by Cambridge United’s players after they knocked Newcastle out of the FA Cup earlier this season.


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