Layvin Kurzawa (R), before it all went wrong. (Getty Image)
Remember that time in grade school when you were taught not to tease your peers or it would come back and bite you in the butt? That what goes around comes around?
So, apparently, France Under-21 defender Layvin Kurzawa didn’t learn that.
With his side down 3-2 on aggregate in their UEFA U-21 Championship qualifying playoff against Sweden, Kurzawa scored in the 89th minute to put the visitors up on away goals. Convinced that this goal would seal France’s spot in next summer’s tournament, the brash defender mockingly saluted several Swedes as he celebrated.
An even better photo. The French teasing the Swedes after their 89th minute goal that put them through at the time pic.twitter.com/fFZxVEfsxR— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien)October 14, 2014
Just one minute later, Oscar Lewicki responded with his second goal of the game to push Sweden through, 4-3 on aggregate, and boy did they let Kurzawa hear it after:
And the response from the Swedes to the French after their 90th goal that qualified them. pic.twitter.com/BFV7Dj9ZAl— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien)October 14, 2014