Giroud, one of the stars of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, has taken a cheeky swipe at former Scottish Premiership star Jason Cummings on Twitter after the Australian international claimed he refused to swap shirts with him at the tournament.
Cummings, who was born in Edinburgh but qualifies to play for Australia through his mother, made his World Cup debut for the Socceroos as a second half substitute during the 4-1 defeat to France and revealed his bid to nab a Les Bleus jersey from one of the team's top players when speaking to The Project earlier in the week.
“After the France game, I actually tried to get Mbappe – forget Giroud, I went for the top boy Mbappe – and he told me to meet him in the change rooms” said the 27-year-old striker, who now lines up for Central Coast Mariners in the Australian A-League.
“I went to the changing room and the kit man was there and I gave him my top and 10 minutes later he came out with my jersey and says: ‘Nah, absolutely not, (Mbappe) doesn’t want to swap.
“So when I was walking back to my changing room and I’ve seen Giroud and I’m walking, as handsome as ever, and I asked him, ‘Giroud, please man, can I get your shirt man? I’m a big fan, can I get your shirt?’ and he just walked past me, pretended he never spoke English! And he’s been in the Premier League for 10 years,” said Cummings with a smile.
Now the former Arsenal man hit back at the striker with a cheeky tweet earlier this morning with proof that he actually opted to switch shirts with one of Cumming’s team mates, Jackson Irvine.
The 36-year-old Milan forward posted a photo of Irvine’s Australian jersey on social media Twitter, with the caption “Hi @jacksonirvine_ How is my english mate?” followed by a series of laughing emojis and French and Australian flags.
And it appears Giroud's justification has apparently convinced the Socceroos and Cummings that it was all a big misunderstanding as they posted on their Twitter account a GIF of Cummings making a gesture of approval. Next time, Jason!