Robin Van Persie Accused Of ‘Nazi Salute’ Goal Celebration vs Chelsea

Chris Wright

31st, October 2011


By Chris Wright

Bit of a strange one, but Robin van Persie has had to take to Twitter this morning to refute claims (largely from jilted Chelsea fans it has to be said) that he celebrated his second goal at Stamford Bridge with a ‘nazi salute’…

Just to play Devil’s advocate for a second, the thrusting of the arm into the air could be construed as a little bit ‘Hitler-y’ to the untrained eye, though Van Persie was quick to explain his actions, tweeting thusly:

“It has been brought to my attention of some ridiculous allegations concerning my celebration of one of my goals.

“It is totally ludicrous to suggest that my action of brushing my shoulder could be construed as anything else but a showing of joy and celebration.

“To suggest this meant anything to the contrary is insulting and absolutely absurd as nothing else came into my mind.”

You have to ask yourself: Assuming he has strong feelings either way, would a chap from Rotterdam really likely to be that keen on the Nazis considering they raized it to rubble once upon a time? It’s little details like that that seem to go amiss when these lofty judgements are made after 20 seconds of grainy Youtube video.

It’s all very reminiscent of the time Joey Barton was rabidly outed as a card-carrying SS stormtrooper when he celebrated a goal against Villa with a ‘moustache and extended arm’ gesture – which, of course, fizzled out into absolutely nothing once the good people of the internet stopped being such gormless dingbats and moved on to the next baseless, half-arsed witch hunt.

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  1. Marko says:

    You don’t understand. He was just endorsing the Fly Emirates. FLY EMIRATES, FLY!

  2. Thomas connolly says:

    It was a tribute to Mertasacker

  3. chimpo says:

    as a bitter chelsea fan even i dont think it was a nazi salute.

    we got merked fair and square- id love to have this boy in our team- roman break out the cheque book!

  4. MessiBalls says:

    Bollox. Who gives a fukk. He wasn’t doing a nazi salute. What in the name of God is wrong with the english media bringing this crap up?

    The racism stories have reared their ugly heads again and so far there has been very little wait behind them

    Please give us some hard evidence to support this shite and then we can deal with it and discuss it.

    RVP – Class Act

  5. Joe says:

    How pathetic is this.

    Understand this, his wife is Morrocan/Dutch. Which makes his 2 children of a mixed heritage.

    Case closed. Trolls go back under your bridge (see what I did there lol)

  6. Sultan says:

    @ Thomas C.. hahaahhahahahahahahh !!!!

    English Media will make anything out of nothing….RVP I salute you for doing that..thank you !!

  7. Redskywalker says:

    Lol this is pathetic.

    Football fans are animals. yet they moan/bitch/whine about the silliest things.

  8. Lewis Fowler says:

    Did a similar celebration vs Liverpool a few seasons ago.!
    How ridiculous to make these allegations, i guess when you are on top everyone just wants to take a pop at you.
    RVP is class.

  9. :) says:

    @sultan – will you …nazi salute him for doing that?

  10. Hasselhof says:

    appears he was just brushing his shoulders off

  11. Sultan says:

    @ :) —- I salute him out of joy for scoring….plus how do you salute NAZI way, I really don’t have a clue :)

  12. RyanSSL says:

    His form is not as good as Di Canio or Zarate…

  13. Mr. Sparkle says:

    His wife’s heritage doesn’t stop him from being a racist, nor does it stop him from being a rapist.

  14. JJ says:

    Funny thing is that that is exactly the first thing that came to my mind as I watched him celebrate the goal. Can you imagine if Suarez did that.

  15. JJ says:

    Well I don’t know if it was a nazi salute, but he definitely has his nazi look going with his facial expression.

  16. […] a gif that makes it look pretty damning, via Who Ate All the Pies (which, by the way, considers the allegations […]

  17. mride says:

    Who made that .gif? Since the claims are clearly absolute unequivocal nonsense that only a person of dangerously sub-normal mental capability and knowledge would take seriously, and WAATP has derided them, why have they provided that neat yet totally misleading .gif for use by the idiots and the trolls? Since you know it’s toxic nonsense, why don’t you use your privileged position to stamp out the flames of absurd rumour and accusation instead of adding fuel to it?

  18. Redmanmars says:

    RVP doing a Nazi salute to celebrate a goal? What next? Adebayor donning a Klan mask after finding the net? Get a grip people.

  19. Ben says:

    @Mr. Sparkle GET LOST you troll.. those absurd claims were refuted many years ago but bitter fans of other clubs keep bringing that up. Why do you feel the need to accuse a man of being a rapist when he isn’t? How would you feel if someone did that to you?

    Grow up.. you have no class at all.

  20. Anabelle says:

    You’re ridiculous!

  21. Mr. Sparkle says:

    His arm is too stiff for it to be just a “dust off my shoulder’s thing”.

  22. Cunt says:

    just shows how awkward of a person he truly is. worst brushing of a shoulder ever.

  23. Charlie Adam says:

    Accused by Chelsea fans??? Hahaha! Aren’t they the ones who do Nazi salutes 4 realz?

  24. Mr. Sparkle says:


    A shadow of doubt lingers none the less, do you really know what happened?

    Besides it wouldn’t be the first time someone who was accused of such a crime got away with it. Kobe Bryant, R. Kelly, Strauss Kahn, Roman Polanski, their’s a boat-load more of these rich men who got away with it and their accusers vanished with all the extra cash they received as a result of being paid off.

  25. Patrick says:

    Oh yes, Mr. Sparkle, it’s all just a big Nazi conspiracy! Call in Indiana Jones! There be Nazis about everywhere!

    And, for the doubters, next time you go about scoring a goal in a big game vs. Chelsea and your pulled a million different ways at once as you try to celebrate, I’ll listen to your insightful comments.

  26. Mr. Sparkle says:

    Their’s hundred different ways you can celebrate, pointing your arm stiffly at the crowd isn’t ever going to be a good idea. Whether or not he was giving the Nazi salute is inconsequential, one thing is certain. van Persie is an idiot for not thinking this one through.



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