Raul Jimenez mask celebration labelled ‘disrespectful’ by Watford legend Luther Blissett

8 Apr

Luther Blissett blasted Wolves striker Raul Jimenez for his celebration during their FA Cup semi-final against Watford.

The Mexican put Wolves 2-0 up at Wembley with a well-taken goal on 62 minutes and to celebrate he sported an orange mask in front of his adoring fans.

Wolves appeared to have the game won when Jimenez (right) scored their second goal

However, the only thing that was left on Jimenez’s face by the end of the game was egg as Watford brought it back to 2-2 before winning the game 3-2 after extra-time.

It means the Hornets will face Manchester City in the final on May 18, while Wolves’ very good cup run – which saw them beat the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United – came to an abrupt end.

Jimenez after the game finished

Watford striker Troy Deeney mocked ‘loser’ Jimenez for his mask celebration after the game and Hornets legend Blissett, who played at Vicarage Road in three different spells for a combined total of 14 years, labelled it as ‘disrespectful’.

He then suggested the striker should consider a career change if he wants to act like a ‘cartoon character’.

Speaking on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, Blissett said: “Jimenez will be disappointed and embarrassed at the fact he did that celebration. It’s disrespectful.

“Wearing masks and stuff like that – leave that to the supporters.

“You, as a player, score your goals and you celebrate with your team-mates and the supporters around you and that’s where it should start and end.

“If you want to be a cartoon character or whatever then go and get yourself another job!”

Blissett was not impressed with Jimenez’s antics