There is a famous goal ceremony by Zeldan Shaqiri, the legendary striker of the Swiss national soccer team. It is a pose as if flapping wings of an eagle with his hands spread out and crossed in front of his chest.
This action, which became a hot topic after scoring a goal at the FIFA World Cup and performing this ceremony, has its own meaning. Shaqiri is an Albanian Kosovo immigrant. He expressed his patriotism through this ceremony, reminiscent of the double-headed eagle, the symbol of his own roots, Albania.
Of course, the meaning of provocation targeting Serbia, an enemy country, caused controversy, but in any case, Shakiri’s ceremony became a special gift for the Swiss who were happy to score a goal and the Albanians who did not forget them.
The double-headed eagle ceremony also appeared in K-League 2. The main character is Plana, a striker for the Jeonnam Dragons. Jeonnam, to which Plana belongs, won 2-1 against Chungnam Asan in the 10th round of the Hana One Q K League 2 2023, which took place on the 29th at 1:30 pm at the Gwangyang Soccer Stadium.
Thanks to consecutive goals by Lim Chan-ul in the 21st minute of the first half and Plana in the 15th minute of the second half, Jeonnam succeeded in gaining three points by defeating Chungnam Asan, who had only one goal from Duarte in the 32nd minute of the first half. In the 15th minute of the second half, Plana scored a goal by connecting Valdivia’s elaborate right-footed cross with a header, and enjoyed the joy of the double-headed eagle ceremony. 스포츠토토
After the match, Plana was asked by Best Eleven about the ceremony. Plana said, “It’s a ceremony I enjoy. I did this ceremony in Sweden as well.” I want to convey the meaning that I am working hard to put in.”
Plana’s double-headed eagle ceremony is different from Shakiri’s, which was somewhat problematic. Shaqiri performed this ceremony on the World Cup stage, especially in a match against Serbia, which is confronting with national feelings. It was a provocation. However, Plana’s ceremony has no meaning of provocation to make someone angry. It’s just patriotism.
The saying that everyone becomes a ‘patriot’ when they go abroad seems to apply to foreign K-leagues as well. Plana is on the K-League pitch for Jeonnam and for his country.