Michail Antonio has pledged to spend less time practising quirky goal celebrations and more time practising how to actually play football, we can confirm.
The West Ham forward’s error of judgement deep into injury time while 2-1 up at Crystal Palace led to Wilfried Zaha scoring a breakaway equaliser for the Eagles.
Holding the ball in the corner with just seconds on the clock and three team-mates in the penalty area, Antonio somehow contrived to concede position – with costly consequences.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Antonio admitted that his first resolution was to pioneer a wacky “goal commiseration” to counter the pop culture inspired celebrations he’s known for.
He said: “I don’t score so many these days so I’ve had to put the Carlton dance and the spinning Homer on ice.
“At first I thought I could work on a kind of goal commiseration to follow costly mistakes, maybe whip out a veil and mimic a widow weeping by a graveside or something like that.
“Then I though, you know what, maybe I should just practise actually playing football like I used to.
“That seemed to help.”