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Jason Puncheon bum wipe and other funny goal celebrations

Jimmy Bullard
Bullard… Made his point (Img: Nick)

Jason Puncheon celebrated his goal in Southampton’s 3-1 win over Manchester City with the following ‘cheeky’ gesture, in reference to his supposed toilet break against Everton

…so Football Burp did that thing we like to do where we, you know, list precedents and that. Here for your delectation, then, is an idly cobbled together assortment of funny goal celebrations…

Muteba Kidiaba

The DR Congo goalkeeper also has a celebration that involves his posterior – rather than wiping it, though, he likes to bounce around on it, as he did when his side came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Ghana in their recent Africa Cup of Nations group stage match…

Neymar

After going all golazo, as he is wont to do, Neymar ran to the crowd and was handed a mask of his own face, which he proceeded to put on upside down. He was booked for his frivolity – a second yellow, at that…

Mirko Vučinić

The Juventus striker removed his shorts and put them on his head after scoring for Montenegro against Switzerland in 2010, only to be met with a commendably nonplussed commentator…

Jimmy Bullard

Phil Brown famously dragged his players out to castigate them on the pitch when they were 4-0 down to Manchester City at half-time, so Jimmy Bullard reenacted the scene when he scored a late equaliser against the same opponents the following season…

Robbie Fowler

Having attracted unfounded accusations of drug abuse from Everton fans, the Liverpool striker got to his knees and started ‘snorting’ the touch line after scoring in the Merseyside derby in 1999…

His manager Gerard Houllier claimed in his post-match interview that Fowler was merely “eating the grass” as Rigobert Song apparently used to do with his Metz teammates. Hmmm…eating the grass through his nose, Gerard?

In 2004, Fowler celebrated scoring a header at Goodison Park by running around the pitch smacking the top of his head. Smack, head. Geddit?

Lee Bradbury

Another remarkably blasé commentator, here, this time as the Bournemouth striker runs amok amongst his teammates…

Paul Gascoigne

Gazza followed his famous Euro ’96 volley against Scotland by mimicking the “dentist’s chair” routine that England players had been caught performing in a nightclub, presumably with something a little stronger than Lucozade…

Finidi George

How’s this for piss taking? The legendary Nigerian thought it best to celebrate his goal against Greece at USA ’94 by imitating a urinating dog…

That wasn’t the only unorthodox celebration that Greece had to endure during the tournament – they were also on the receiving end when Diego Maradona scored and proceeded to arouse suspicion of his, er, ‘extracurricular’ activity with this unhinged celebration…

Stjarnan FC

The Icelandic club are the undisputed kings of the funny goal celebration. Turn down the music and enjoy…

We did warn you to turn down the music.