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Lionel Messi goal celebration explained

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It was a reference that his kids would understand

LaLiga - FC Barcelona V CD Leganes Photo by Marc Gonzalez Aloma / AFP7 / Europa Press Sports via Getty Images

Lionel Messi’s new goal celebration, with a finger pointed upwards and one arm tucked in, has been explained by his official website. The celebration came after the Argentine star scored a penalty, which he himself drew after an amazing dribble.

After scoring the ensuing penalty, which sealed a 2-0 win for Barcelona over Leganés, Messi launched into this curious celebration.

“Leo Messi dedicated his 699th goal as a professional to his three sons,” the site read. “And he did it by imitating a pose made by one of the characters in a game they play to pass the time together.”

The site did not say what game that was, or if anyone else would recognize the pose.

Do you recognize this peculiar pose?