Francesco Totti selfie: Serie A star celebrates record-tying goal like a millennial (VIDEO).

Italian Soccer Star Scores Major Goal, Demands to Take Selfie on Field 

Italian Soccer Star Scores Major Goal, Demands to Take Selfie on Field 

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Jan. 12 2015 7:48 PM

Et Tu, Totti? 

Francesco Totti's on-field selfie celebration.  

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Francesco Totti is an Italian soccer legend, with the resume to back it up. On Sunday, the Roma star played in his 40th Derby della Capitale against fellow Rome-based rival Lazio, with the all-time record for goals in the city derby within striking distance. After scoring his second goal of the match—on a gorgeous finish in the 64th minute, tying Dino da Costa’s record—the Rome-born superstar celebrated the moment as would anyone with the gravitas of an aging hometown hero: He took a selfie.

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The on-field millennial impression was apparently something that had been in the works for weeks, with Totti saying after the game: “Although it’s in fashion, I don't usually take them because I want my private life to stay that way, but this was a special occasion, something to be remembered for a long time."

Watch the video above for further evidence that the global selfie game is, in fact, out of control and a scourge that needs to be stopped.