Feb 19, 2012

Goal Celebration by Robbie Fowler

This has to be one of the most controversial goal celebrations in history. It was April 1999, Robbie Fowler - the fourth-highest goalscorer in the history of Premier League (scored 183 goals for Liverpool, 128 in Premier League) scored a goal in Merseyside derby (Liverpool vs Everton) which led him to big consequences and some problems with law. Why? It was said by Everton fans that Robbie was addicted to cocaine, and looks like he wasn't going to leave these rumours alone and expressed his thoughts in a very special way. After scoring a goal he got down on his knees in front of Everton fans and used the white line of the penalty area to pretend he was sniffing the cocaine out of it. The ironical response to gossip had him charged with 60,000£ of fine and four-match ban. Manager Gerard Houllier tried to defend him saying he "was simulating eating the grass" which was earlier done by his teammate Rigobert Song.