A short video with Cisse was shared on social media platforms after the Senegal v Poland match. Twitter users have compared him to the Marvel hero — Black Panther and turned the video into a meme gif.
RT NutmegRadio: Senegal's Aliou Cissé with one of the great World Cup coaching celebrations. You may meme this if you would like, internets. pic.twitter.com/m4GoWIijvm— Your Home Management (@YHomeManagement) 21 июня 2018 г.
— kelly_welles (@kelly_welles) 19 июня 2018 г.
While the male portion of commentators made jokes of the meme, the ladies recognized Cissé as the sex symbol of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Normal managers: Move to the right!!! Stay compact!!! MARK HIM!! TRACK BACK!!— Ronak 🥃🚬 (@ronak_cfc) 21 июня 2018 г.
Some bloggers suggested that the coach knew that he would get on camera, and started to pose on purpose.
😄😄This One is the Rinky-Dink PINK PANTHER move Groovy Cat!!! Awesome!!⚽️— pk (@fund888) 21 июня 2018 г.
Coach Aliou Cisse Gif Go Senegal Go--Gooooal!!! pic.twitter.com/FRCNgR8IbP
Senegal will play Japan in Yekaterinburg on June 24. Both sides won their opening matches in Group H.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.