Football: Belgium's Michy Batshuayi sees funny side of 'stupid' rebound gaffe after celebration goes viral

Belgium's forward Michy Batshuayi gestures during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, on June 28, 2018.
Belgium's forward Michy Batshuayi gestures during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, on June 28, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA (REUTERS) - Belgium striker 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 forward 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 squarely.

The winger's strike gave Belgium a 1-0 victory 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.