By Chris Wright
With Jack Wilshere’s little anti-Tottenham diatribe causing a few silly ripples of controversy today, Pies thought we’d look at a few other occasions wherein players have allowed the celebratory revelry of a title parade or trophy presentation get a bit out of hand – some more literally than others.
Any road up, let’s get things started with…
Yep. He was at it last year too. With the Gunners celebrating their 2014 FA Cup win with a parade around Islington, Wilshere was filmed asking a crowd full of Arsenal fans what they thought of near-neighbours Spurs and getting a thoroughly predictable response in return…
After Real Madrid won the Copa Del Rey in 2011, Sergio Ramos did the decent thing and chucked it under the team bus to celebrate – and, yes, it was completely knackered…
The Dutch midfielder celebrated Galatasaray’s recent 2014/15 league win by leading a rousing (and slightly squiffy-looking) chorus of “Fener Don’t Cry” in Turkish during the trophy parade.
Super Lig authorities are said to be looking into it as we speak.
Ajax shored up their first Dutch league title for six years with a victory over Twente in 2011, and their goalkeeper couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the momentous achievement than by chucking the trophy under the bus à la Sergio Ramos.
Safe hands indeed…
Continuing the Ajax theme, Verthongen managed to ensure the Eredivisie trophy ended up on the floor for the second successive season the following year when he dropped it on his own toe…
Before a pre-season friendly between the two sides