New Footage Sparks Speculation: Did Kovacic Celebrate Chelsea’s Equalizer vs Man City?
In the mesmerizing clash at Stamford Bridge, where emotions danced and drama painted the pitch, Cole Palmer, a dazzling £40 million summer acquisition from City, coolly converted a stoppage-time penalty, snatching away three points from Pep Guardiola’s hopeful grasp.
As the clock ticked down, City believed victory was sealed, courtesy of Rodri’s shot, a poetic deflection off Thiago Silva, leaving Chelsea’s custodian, Robert Sanchez, helpless. Yet, the final act unfolded as a captivating 4-4 draw, leaving City clinging to a precarious one-point lead over Liverpool, while Chelsea, rekindling from a tumultuous start, finds itself in the tenth spot.
Amidst the jubilation of Palmer’s late heroics, eagle-eyed fans speculated that Mateo Kovacic, once a Blue maestro, now donning City’s colors, may have secretly reveled in the equalizing moment. Social media echoed with Chelsea faithfuls expressing a surreal blend of disbelief and nostalgia.
On the virtual stage of X, the platform formerly adorned with the name Twitter, one enthusiast exclaimed, “Tears, we might actually be crooks uno.” Another pleaded, “Oh My God, bring him home.” A witty third chimed in, “You can take the man out of Chelsea, but you can’t take Chelsea out of the man.”
In the aftermath, banter soared as some playfully suggested that Kovacic’s celebration might render him persona non grata at the Etihad. One quipped, “Celebrating when he’s a City player, bro forgot he doesn’t play for them no more.”
Mateo Kovacic celebrating Cole Palmer’s equaliser yesterday. Once a Blue, always a Blue 💙pic.twitter.com/BwCydopRtY
— CFC-Blues (@CFCBlues_com) November 13, 2023
Post-game reflections from former City stars Raheem Sterling and Palmer painted a canvas of respect and nostalgia. Sterling, proud of his City tenure, emphasized the team’s resilient spirit. Palmer, facing City for the first time, expressed respect for his 15-year journey at the club, acknowledging the game’s twists with a nod to his City fans back home.