It’s fair to say that Callum O’Hare cemented his place in the hall of iconic images and goal celebrations for Coventry City after his Good Friday strike to seal a marvelous 4-2 Midlands derby win over Birmingham City.
The popular Sky Blues star, who many fans refer to as the Solihull Messi, first endeared himself to City supporters when he donned a sky blue wig and took pictures of himself celebrating the promotion of the lockdown as Ligue 1 champions.
And the 23-year-old captured the imagination again this weekend when he spotted a pair of John Lennon-style sunglasses that had been thrown from the crowd after scoring City’s fourth home goal at St. Andrew’s.
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The speedy striker took the specs and set them up for a brilliant goal celebration that made him the subject of the Championship.
Sky Sports tweeted: The perfect celebration doesn’t exist… before showing footage of his post-goal antics, adding: Callum O’Hare celebrates his Coventry goal in style today.
The sunglasses have already caught on with a whole family of City fans on holiday in Lanzarote dressing in similar shades after watching the game in a bar, while others have already suggested supporters will be returning in droves to CBS Arena for Monday’s game. against Bournemouth wearing them.
Meanwhile, quick to spot a business opportunity, the independent ccfcfansstore is already selling a line of t-shirts featuring O’Hare in sunglasses.
Here’s what fans said:
Neil Jones: Everyone wears sunglasses on Mondays now.
Matt Cattell: Already the best photo of the season.
Katy Louise: You couldn’t look cooler than in this photo. Photo taken after scoring a goal. Two-tone kit. Sun glasses.
Naomi Burk: Great victory Cal! Fabulous goal! The 3 points we wanted! Shades are also a nice upgrade on the blue wig!
JC Osbourne: I love this picture ! Absolute legend of Coventry.
Mike: Doesn’t this guy look cool in his sunglasses! He definitely does the business in the field and so much more.