As a result of 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline have 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 scoring a goal.
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 in this way. 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. He became famous for his eccentric goal celebration, 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, he was playing for Portsmouth against Arsenal. Having scored, he launched into his usual celebration, which consisted of multiple backflips. This time, though, he suffered a slip and sustained an ankle injury that put him out for three weeks.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we publish intriguing trivia to help prevent accidents. However, we are first and foremost a law firm dedicated to pursuing compensation for those who have been wronged. If you’ve suffered from slipping, tripping or falling within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
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Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: Accident Advice