As a result of 13 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline has amassed expert knowledge when it comes to sports injuries. Over the last few years, many players have been criticised for putting too much time into their goal celebrations and not enough time towards actually putting the ball in the back of the net. A study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2005 looked at the causes of injuries in the Turkish league and found that nearly six per cent were caused by goal celebrations with 9 out of 152 injuries caused by post-goal celebrations. In this article we take a look at one of the most dangerous football celebrations, the ‘LuaLua’ multiple backflip.
What is the ‘LuaLua’ multiple backflip?
The ‘LuaLua’ multiple backflip is an extraordinary feat of agility and acrobatics performed by DR Congo international footballer, Lomana LuaLua. LuaLua became famous for his eccentric goal celebration involving multiple backflips which eventually caused him an injury during his time at Portsmouth.
LuaLua had already been warned about his goal celebrations and the potential injury that could occur. In 2006, the DR Congo international was playing for Portsmouth against Arsenal. Having scored, he launched into his usual celebration, which consisted of multiple back-flips. This time, though, he suffered a slip and sustained an ankle injury that put him out for three weeks.
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Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: David Brown