Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez confirmed that the five-finger gesture to Benfica supporters who whistled at him on Wednesday night was a reference to his Porto past.
Rodriguez made his first start of the season at the
The Colombian played for Benfica's Portuguese rivals Porto between 2010 and 2013, and he received a hostile reception from the home fans on his return to Lisbon.
James Rodríguez was booed by Benfica's fans when he was leaving the pitch. Because James was involved in Porto's victory 5-0 against Benfica in 2010 when he played for Porto. James reminded the fans of Benfica that 5-0 lost.— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) 20 September 2018
The boo boys were in full voice when Rodriguez was replaced by Leon Goretzka after 79 minutes, but he mocked them with a five-finger gesture in reference to Porto's 5-0 win over Benfica in 2010.
"It was 5-0 seven years ago, but I think it's nothing special," Rodriguez said, quoted by O Jogo.
"I do not like being whistled, but it's a normal thing."
The 5-0 result was Porto's biggest win in O