Controversial Goal Celebrations in football are often accompanied by cringe-inducing celebrations. This article will explore several examples, including Emmanuel Adebayor’s erotic feast, Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle gesture, and Peter Crouch’s cringe-worthy celebrations.
Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle gesture
The quenelle gesture has become a controversial issue in football. It has been compared to the reverse Nazi salute and caused a lot of controversies. Anelka has refused to apologize for making the gesture and has insisted that he was not trying to be racist. However, the Football Association and Kick It Out have confirmed they are investigating the incident. If found guilty, Anelka could be banned from football for five matches.
Peter Crouch’s cringe-inducing celebrations
Peter Crouch’s cringe-worthy goal celebrations are a source of much ridicule, even in the world of football. The lanky English striker, 6’7″, first sparked the cringe-inducing robot dance after scoring against Hungary in 2006, and repeated the move against Jamaica a year later. It is thought that Crouch got the idea for his robotic routine from the song ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor by Arctic Monkeys, which has lyrics about a robot dancing in 1984. Ultimately, Crouch retired from the game, but he hasn’t given up doing the robot dance. In 2009, he performed again in the Premier League, this time against Ukraine.
Fabrizio Ravanelli’s Nazi salute
Fabrizio Ravanelli’s goal celebrations are now infamous, and his Nazi salute was one of the most controversial moments of recent years. The Italian is also known as ‘Nazio’ and it’s not a welcome name for a player in his homeland. However, this incident did not just affect Ravanelli; other footballers have also been accused of making Nazi salutes, including Emmanuel Adebayor. In addition to Ravanelli, Giorgos Katidis, a Greek player, has also been infamous for making the salute during a goal celebration. He was fined EUR50,000 and banned for the rest of the season. In addition, he will never be able to represent his country again.
Fowler’s controversial goal celebration
If you’ve ever watched a football match, you’ve probably heard of Robbie Fowler’s controversial goal celebration. He scored a penalty against Everton and celebrated by sniffing the goal line. The goal celebration was fraught with controversy and Fowler was banned for four matches by the Football Association for his actions. He was also banned for two games after a subsequent homophobic taunt against a Chelsea left-back. Fowler’s celebration was criticized by his teammates and by fans alike and his manager Gerard Houllier tried to put a humorous spin on the matter.