How do you celebrate a major milestone for yourself and your country?
If you’re Socceroo star Tim Cahill, you use your moment of glory to plug your Byron Bay-based travel agent.
Cahill, whose two goals during the match against Syria kept ‘s World Cup qualification hopes alive, made a “T” sign with his hands after kicking his 50th international goal this week.
But he wasn’t calling for a time-out, the 37-year-old n captain made the gesture to give his sponsor a shout-out.
Cahill is the small business’ newest ambassador and held the pose long enough to show it off to the packed ANZ Stadium and plethora of press parked on the sidelines.
The northern NSW-based start-up confirmed the gesture on its Instagram account by congratulating Cahill for securing the Socceroo’s another play-off chance when they go up against Honduras in their next qualifier match.
“Did you catch Tim Cahill, our new brand ambassador, doing the … ‘T’ after he scored the winning goal last night? Congratulations Tim!,” the holiday agency posted to its 7000-odd followers.
Cahill replied with eight emojis, including two cheeky faces with their tongues sticking out; the kind of expressions usually reserved for blokes on day four of a footy trip who would do anything for a dare or free beer.
He also plugged the company on his own social media platform, writing: “Another chapter written and plenty more to come. Amazing team performance and really proud of everyone tonight, team, staff and fans”, before tagging in his sponsor.
Calls and emails by Fairfax Media to the Contiki-for-Yuppies-type business went unanswered on Thursday.
It is the same company that offered NRL star Jarryd Hayne $400,000 to stay with the Gold Coast Titans earlier this year.
Hayne was quick to send his congratulations to his colleague. #KingCahill Congrats on the win brother. pic.twitter苏州夜网/qjieiBgyCn??? jarryd hayne (@JarrydHayne) October 10, 2017