Leverkusen duo's hilarious 'Salt Bae' celebration

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Two of Bayer Leverkusen's players paid tribute to the Turkish chef by copying his now-trademark pose to celebrate a goal in their Bundesliga win


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Hakan Calhanoglu and Omer Toprak celebrated Bayer Leverkusen's 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin with a funny tribute to one of the internet's most popular memes of early 2017.

Calhanoglu scored twice in the victory to move Leverkusen up to eighth in the table as the Bundesliga season resumed after the mid-season break.

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He joined up with his Turkish team-mate to celebrate his goals and pay tribute to compatriot Nusret Gokce, the chef who has become a viral sensation known as 'Salt Bae' after a video of him sprinkling salt onto a steak became an online hit.

Gokce's salt sprinkling has been copied by many followers and fans around the world, with Calhanoglu and Toprak the latest to join in on the craze.

 

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The Leverkusen duo's tender tribute was well-done, but with 17 games left in the Bundesliga season, they know there's still a lot at stake.

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