You ever scored an important goal? The winning goal? In front of your rivals? What kind of celebration is deemed "appropriate" nowadays? It seems that more and more incidents are causing debate, fines, and suspensions. A couple of weeks ago Adebayor’s emotional goal celebration has come under fire, and might cost him an additional match ban. (he ran the full length of the field, sliding in front of the Arsenal supporters, almost causing them to riot). Now in his defense…he didn’t leave the pitch, didn’t make any crude gestures, and didn’t even take any article of clothing off. What’s the big deal?
Back when Tevez played for the wrong side of town. A tribute to his daughter, pulls out a "dummy". Hmm, Carlos....where were you hiding that thing? What if you didn't score? What if it would have fallen out while playing? Uhh, that isn't mine, I swear.
The Atterbury "ducks" doing their thing.
"The nutter with a putter", Bellamy, responds to allegations that he hit Riise with a golf club during training.
I'm Eric Cantona, look at me, I'm beautiful.
Crouch, and his famous Robot.
Paolo di Canio - "a facist, not a racist"
Edmilson Ferreira - playing against "the Rabbits", pulls a carrot from his shorts and munches on it.
Robbie Fowler snorts end line- Responds to Everton fans accusing him of drug abuse.
Gascoigne "dentist chair" - binge drinking national team remake
Gascoigne - against Celtic, Mimics Orange Order Flute, and later recieved death threats Tim Cahill doing "the handcuffs" - usually a tribute to a friend or family member currently in jail.
So as you can see, it's all in good nature right? How much is too much. Who draws the line? Pretty soon, our hero's will score a goal, and not be allowed to show any emotion, and just run back to half field, ready to go again (much line the great Zidane).