7 of The Best Under-Shirt Celebration Messages By Football Players

There are genuine words, such as those directed in support of Fabrice Muamba, and deeply emotional ones, such as Billy Sharp’s “That’s for you Son” speech three days after his son went missing. But the ones below are crazy, silly, heartwarming, arrogant, or inexplicable.

7. Andrea Iniesta

Iniesta used the World Cup as a platform to get his message across and it was a powerful one. Andres Iniesta offers his condolences to Dani Jarque after he scored the winning goal in the final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a year after 26-year-old Espanyol player Jarque died of a heart attack.

6. Ian Wright – 179 – Just done it

Wright was a goal short of Bastini’s tally of 178 for Arsenal in the competition. Ian Wright equaled the Bolton record despite Alan Thompson having the opener.

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A plan so early however, he coined the now infamous phrase, ‘179 – Just Done It. It took just five minutes for Wright to break the record and show off his shirt again, which anyone but Ian Wright could have done. it appears to be a bad business location.

5. El Hadji Diouf

Wherever Diouf goes, there are controversies. The Blackburn player lifted his shirt to reveal a T-shirt with a picture of Osama bin Laden at the 2002 World Cup in Senegal. Of course it was the Senegalese mystic Cheikh Amadou Bamba that Diouf became fixated on.

4. Mario Balotelli – why always me?

Manchester City’s 6-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in October 2011 acted as a collective declaration of intent, while Mario Balotelli’s personal message banished Roberto Mancini’s side to the Theater of Dreams.

3. Aboutrika Mohamed – Sympathy with Gaza

After the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations win over Sudan, the Egyptian midfielder lifted his top and displayed a T-shirt that read: “Sympathy with Gaza.” He received a yellow card for violating FIFA’s ban on wearing political statements while taking part in a match, but no further sanctions were imposed for his political comment.

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2. James Beattie – Obvious

At Southampton in 2003, James Beattie was an important part of the team. Beattie fell short of an England call-up and the Three Lions struggled to score goals. 

After scoring against Middlesbrough, Beattie decided it was an obvious choice and displayed the message ‘Clear’ on his shirt. Sven Goran Eriksson, the England manager at the time, visited Beattie, but he failed to deliver on his promises.

1. Marco Materazzi – Do you want This too?

If Mario Balotelli is Manchester City’s biggest provocateur, it’s Marco Materazzi, his former Inter team-mate, who may have taught the Italian tactics to infuriate opponents.

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The defender, who came on as a 92nd-minute substitute, felt compelled to celebrate his victory over Juventus, the Italian opponents in the derby d’Italia, as the Italian side completed an unprecedented treble under Jose Mourinho in May 2010.

A t-shirt that reads “Do you like this?” and a picture of the defender holding the Champions League trophy in response to Juventus’ request that Inter be withdrawn from the 2005–06 Serie A title over allegations of match-fixing that was the “Calciopoli scandal” in Italian football .


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