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Albanian Heritage: Xherdan Shaqiri

albanian heritage: After scoring the winning goal in the 90th minute on Friday, Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri made a nationalist symbol of his ethnic Albanian heritage, according to Toronto Star. Clive Rose / GETTY IMAGES Both players put their open hands together with their thumbs locked and fingers outstretched to make what looks like the double-headed eagle displayed on Albania's flag. Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri celebrated their goals by making a nationalist symbol of their ethnic Albanian heritage. The thumbs represent the heads of the two eagles, while the fingers look like the feathers. In football, you have always emotions. I think about this, I don't want to speak, said Shaqiri, who also took off his shirt after scoring. ( As reported in the news.