The German did not just criticise Aubameyang, also hitting out at Federation Internationale de Football Association and UEFA, as well as clubs considering a European Super League, as he defended the interests of players.
"I find it [choreographed celebrations] very silly, Even worse is if there are any objects hidden in their socks", Kroos had said on his podcast, Einfach mal Luppen. "At the end of the day, as players we're just puppets for all these new things which are invented by Federation Internationale de Football Association and UEFA". Kroos, who made his 100th appearances for Germany last month, is in the squad for Wednesday's friendly against the Czech Republic as well as Nations League matches against Ukraine and Spain.
Kroos also referred to plans for a European super-league among the continents top teams, saying it would lead to a growing gap between the big and small clubs.
"Aubameyang once celebrated and took out a mask - that's where it ends with me".
He followed up soon after with a picture of himself back in his Borussia Dortmund days, showing himself and Marco Reus wearing Batman and Robin masks after one of his goals. In March 2019, after he scored against Rennes in the Europa League, he pulled out a Black Panther mask.
"I wish you have kids one day and make them happy like these junior school pupils". Just remember, I did it for my son a few times and I will do it again.