June 28, 2018 / 10:21 PM / 5 months ago

Ouch! 'Stupid' Batshuayi sees funny side of rebound gaffe

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Belgium - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 28, 2018 England's Gary Cahill in action with Belgium's Michy Batshuayi REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

KALININGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - Michy Batshuayi was quick to see the funny side after his celebration of Belgium’s winning World Cup goal over England ended with him being smacked hard in the face by the ball.

“Why am I so stupid bro,” the Borussia Dortmund striker tweeted after video loops went viral of him lashing the ball against the post following Adnan Januzaj’s second-half goal, only for it to rebound at close range and hit him.

The second-half strike gave Belgium a 1-0 win that saw them move into the second round as Group G winners over England, though victory means they face much the tougher half of the draw.

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald in Moscow; @macdonaldrtr; editing by Simon Jennings

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