‘I Was Doing A Chicken Dance’ – Sunderland Fan Accused Of Lukaku Monkey Gesture

Chris Wright

30th, November 2012


By Chris Wright

We must admit it looked like a monkey gesture at first glance, but you’ll be glad to know that the Sunderland fan accused of aiming said gesture at West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku is innocent – he was merely doing a post-goal chicken impression.


21-year-old Sunderland fan Liam Hendon has come forward after being arrested on suspicion ‘racially aggravated intentional harassment’ and banned by Sunderland from attending any matches until the outcome of any court case, telling the Sunderland Echo:

“People have got it all wrong. I wasn’t doing a monkey chant. I was doing a chicken dance.

“I’m devastated people think I’m racist. I have black friends and black cousins. If I was racist, I wouldn’t pay to watch Sunderland because they have black players.”

Solid logic. The man’s innocent.

(Via Sunderland Echo/Image: Sky Sports)

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  1. Jamie says:

    I’ve eaten more intelligent chickens than him.

  2. Hobbes says:

    Better cover story: he was paying tribute to Peter Reid

  3. :) says:

    oh yeah makes perfect sense – i also enjoy celebrating opposition goals with the chicken dance

  4. :) says:

    I’m not sure about you guys but I also love celebrating opposition goals with a chicken dance – it’s only logical

  5. plops says:

    Those of you who are any good at animal impressions will have noticed the position of his hands – they are clearly in the wing-flapping position. Arms (wings) flap and the hands would stay almost stationary.

    For the monkey impression the hands would be curled under as if scratching the armpits.

    Case closed. Next!

  6. Joet says:

    I think he might be telling the truth. Why would he pay to watch black players?

  7. Graham says:

    This lad has a bright future as John Terry’s attorney.

  8. Rob says:

    I have Black cousins too, the Chicken dance is the usual greeting between our families when we get together for Christmas.

  9. Jarren says:

    Why have all these c*nts began to seep out of the woodwork?

    For years there was no mention of this kinda shit, now it’s every week.

    I hope it’s not a case of too much exposure.

    You know, the more exposure this shit gets the more it gets emulated.

  10. barry barrister says:


    Me thinks thou dost protest too much, number 26. THERE IT IS! You are NOW EXPOSED!! You can no longer hide behind a clever screen name. We only hope that the next time you take a dive and cry: “owie, I want my mommy,my leg hurts” you really DO snap your skinny chicken leg in two. That way we won’t be forced to remember who you are just because you happen to be on the pitch. You can simply fade from our collective memories. We are Borg. You will assimilate. EVENTUALLY.

    There. Ha.

  11. GOB says:



  12. McRico says:

    29,999 Fans with tickets for a game …. 1 with a Wedding invite!

    Was he planning rock the boat for the next goal?

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