Manchester united striker, Wayne Rooney provided the perfect response to the front page story that he was knocked out by former team-mate Phil Bardsley in a friendly boxing match in his kitchen. Independent report.
The Manchester United and England captain after scoring to put his side 3-0 up against Tottenham got in a couple of imaginary blows before falling backwards in mock knockout.
The video and subsequent celebration quickly became a worldwide storm and will now, surely, be seen as one of the most iconic and memorable goal celebrations we’ve seen in football.
“It’s in my own home. It’s not public. It’s what friends do,” said Rooney, speaking after the game.
“They mess around in the house. It was a couple of mates in a private house, and somehow it’s managed to get on the front page of a national newspaper. That’s the world we live in today.”
But despite all the furore around the celebration, was it the best we’ve ever seen?