How the bloody hell dare he?

So people seem up in arms about Tim Cahill’s goal celebration in the Socceroos’ skin-of-their-teeth 2-1 World Cup playoff win over Syria on Tuesday night.

The internet is abuzz at the moment with people wagging their fingers and saying, “we knew something was up” after seeing Cahill’s unfamiliar goal celebration.

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Cahill’s post-goal corner flag boxing routine has become almost as iconic as his Socceroos’ saviour status but following his headed brace the former Everton front man bypassed the corner flag mimicking an aeroplane.

Weird, but okay we can deal with it, it’s big game excitement and truth be told most of us were probably still hollering at the television to take that much notice. Let alone care all that much.

What we definitely missed was the Socceroo holding up a “T” symbol soon after as audiences watched a replay of his sublime header.

Travel agency TripaDeal took to Instagram to resolve the mystery and announced the Melbourne City hitman had become a new ambassador for the company.

Reports claim FIFA is investigating Cahill’s celebration and while there’s no specific rule covering gestures, players are not allowed to reveal clothing showing political, religion or personal slogans or advertising.

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Think Mario Balotelli. Tut-tut indeed, Timmy.

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Whether or not Cahill will get into trouble is yet to be seen.

But more importantly though why do people care?

Five minutes ago he was a “saviour” now he’s a “sell-out”?

Give us a break. It has no bearing on the outcome of the match in any way shape or form and everyone jumping around has probably done something far more obnoxious for a free beer. I can speak from personal experience on that one.

Perhaps TripaDeal should change its name to TimaDeal cause I’ve not once heard of FIFA worrying about Christiano Ronaldo wearing his CR7s.

Cahill has saved the national team that many times it’s not funny. On his back alone green and gold fanatics have been fortunate enough to see Australia feature in world football so many times. Now they’re cursing his name.

Without Cahill the Socceroos have nothing. So let him have his little kickback and get over it so he can get on with it.

That being all said, you’ve got to love the optimism of Honduras supporters.

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