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Paul Merson enjoying a quiet drink
Here are a few more controversial celebrations for which there are no videos, but still need to be mentioned.
Mark Bosnich and Paolo Di Canio
Both of these players have tarnished their reputations by offering inappropriate salutes to fans.
Bosnich made a Nazi salute to Tottenham fans (a club with a historically large Jewish fan base) whilst at Aston Villa.
He was fined £1,000 and charged by the FA for this highly insensitive gesture.
Di Canio also is remembered for offering Fascist salutes to the right wing fans whilst playing at Lazio. A self-confessed "Fascista," Di Canio made no apology for his actions and was fined and banned on occasions when having made the salute.
Another footballer with a drinking problem, Paul Merson celebrated Tony Adams’ FA Cup final winning goal by making drinking gestures at fans, in response to criticisms about his boozing habits.
Ipswich’s David Norris was fined £25,000 by his club for making a “handcuffs” gesture after scoring.
This was to show support to his friend and former Plymouth goalkeeper Luke McCormick, who had been imprisoned for causing the deaths of two young boys while drunk-driving.
As well as the deserved fine, Norris made a personal apology to the parents of the children for his extremely ill-judged celebration.
Tim Cahill and Nicolas Anelka have also landed themselves in trouble for making similar gestures on other occasions.
Paul Gascoigne and Robbie Fowler (again)
As well as the previously mentioned incidents, both these players have performed other, controversial celebrations.
Fowler was fined 2,000 Swiss Francs ($2,200) by UEFA in 1999 for displaying a T-shirt showing support for sacked dock workers in a European match.
This was in breach of a UEFA rule banning players form displaying political slogans during games.
Another political controversy was committed by Gascoigne while playing for Rangers, against their rivals Celtic.
Old firm derbies are rife with sectarian problems, with the traditionally Protestant, loyalist Rangers fans coming up against Catholic Celtic supporters.
He mimed playing a flute, a loyalist symbol, in front of the Celtic crowd; a gesture for which he was fined £20,000 by his club for inflaming sectarian problems that exist to this day.
All of these footballers should have perhaps thought about their controversial celebrations and the effects they would have.
But with Gazza also receiving several IRA death threats for his actions maybe we, as fans, should also sometimes remember that football really is just a game.