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Flip celebration goes wrong, Maurides stretchered off

Jul 11, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT


Nothing like a good goal celebration.

The back-flip has long been a favorite of mine – not to perform of course, but to watch.

Kenwyne Jones, Obafemi Martins, Nani and Lomana LuaLua are four of history’s best flippers.

The problem is the routine is inherently dangerous, not to mention that it typically gives manager’s heart-attacks.

Lua Lua nearly put Harry Redknapp in a body bag in September 2006 when he celebrated his match-winner against Charlton with a trademark flip after receiving strict orders from the Portsmouth manager not to mark his goals with the acrobatic celebration after injuring himself the prior season.

Internacional manager Giovanni Luigi is now likely to be feeling the same level of anxiety after his 19 year old forward, Maurides, suffered a knee injury pulling the same move in celebration of his first goal of his professional career.

Check out video of Maurides celebration gone wrong.


  1. capone888 - Jul 11, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Good. He got what he deserved. He was probably planning that for a long time; just waiting for the chance after his first goal. You want to showboat then pay the penalty, you uncoordinated dumb@$$.

  2. seanb20124 - Jul 12, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    Somewhere Billy Gramatica is having a bad memory

  3. cbking05 - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    noone was even near him … typical soccer flop…

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