'Ross Barkley is swagg': Twitter reacts to Everton midfielder's early goal celebration

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Ross Barkley’s early goal celebration in Everton’s 6-3 Premier League win over Bournemouth has received a mixed reaction on social media, with supporters on both sides of the argument lining up to give their say on the incident.

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With 94 minutes on the clock and Ronald Koeman’s side 5-3 up, the England midfielder latched onto a ball forward, rounded Artur Boruc and slotted home.

The goal sealed the win for the hosts, but it was Barkley’s conduct just before he finished the chance that has caused controversy.

As the open net beckoned, the 23-year-old raised both arms in a celebration which continued after the ball crossed the line.

Fans swiftly took to social media to give their two-cents on the controversial moment, with some arguing that he had every right to express himself and others angered by a supposed lack of respect for fellow professionals.

Here’s the best of the Twitter reaction to the memorable moment.

Lots supported Barkley…

But others disagreed- was it arrogant?

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