League Two: Nott County’s Matt Tootle Breaks Out ‘The Slug’ Goal Celebration Again In 4-1 Win Over Lincoln City (Video)

Chris Wright

24th, September 2017

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Continuing their fine start to the campaign, Notts County moved top of League Two on goal difference yesterday courtesy of a fine 4-1 win over Lincoln City at Meadow Lane.

Matt Tootle lashed home County’s second goal of the afternoon, giving the jocular full-back the perfect excuse to bust out his now-infamous ‘Slug’ goal celebration –

You know the drill: hands behind back, smear face into turf, pretend not to notice looks of incredulity from everybody else in the stadium…

Since first airing it in the 4-2 win over Wycombe in August, Tootle has actually revealed the origin of his Slug celebration to the Nottingham Post.

Apparently it stems from a team night out at the very beginning of the season during which the 26-year-old made a hash of a karaoke performance and decided to improvise with a little contemporary dance instead.

We did a bit of karaoke, but I forgot the words to ‘Stand By Me’ and having seen somebody do the slug at a festival on Instagram, I just decided to do the slug instead and it went down well.

So [against Wycombe], I didn’t plan it, I just thought the lads would find it funny and it went quite viral in the end.

See? There’s a perfectly good explanation for it.

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  1. mumsey says:

    Matts a unique person. Has no inhibitions but a heart of gold. I as his mum am so happy he is back to the person I know and love . My legend

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