In multiple videos that are being shared on social media, the Australians can be seen having alcohol from their shoes, something we are definitely not used to seeing in this part of the world.
Celebration of the Australian team in the dressing room after winning their first Men's T20 World Cup - Epic.pic.twitter.com/ziHGmwq0Mf— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 15, 2021
Here are the reactions of people to the celebration, and most of them are very similar.
A little disgusting way of celebrating no?? pic.twitter.com/H96vMlabC8— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 15, 2021
Ok, yes the shoe celebration from Australia is disgusting but that doesn't mean it's not fun, if I won the world cup then I'll do it too. It's not like they are casually drinking out of a shoe every day.— Kimbula Bunis 🥐 (@PO5IT1VE) November 16, 2021
Was going perfectly well before I saw this shit. https://t.co/unRFMRdQOJ— Syed Ubaid ~ (@SyedUbaid1995) November 15, 2021
We got knocked out by a guy that drinks champagne out of his sweat stained shoes. Lovely. https://t.co/inLESvdkz6— Prince 🇮🇪 (@PrinceePukhtun) November 15, 2021
Though this is something quite common in Australia. This celebration is called "doing a shoey" and also has historical relevance apparently.
Drinking from a shoe has historically been performed as both a bringer of good fortune, a hazing punishment, or a party piece. The practice remains particularly popular in Australia, where it is called (doing) a shoey.— Rafay (@iTheExalter) November 15, 2021
The practice of drinking from shoe is nicknamed 'Shoey' in Australia. #Aussies Formula 1 racer @danielricciardo introduced this trend in racing arena while celebrating his victory in podium.— Souvik Roy (@souvikroy_SRT) November 16, 2021
So,If you don't like anything, it's okay. But don't make fun of other cultures.#AUSvNZ pic.twitter.com/702jASQTGH
So that's that. I mean, who are we to say it shouldn't be done. It's just, it is tough to watch.