Olivier Giroud Upsets Everyone In English Football With Embarrassing Goal Celebration

Frenchman makes compelling case to be cringer of the week

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The goal celebration is a tricky art to get right.

Keep it simple and repetitive - your Shearer arm raise, your Suarez triple kiss - and you'll be accused of being boring. Go too over the top - your Crouch robot dance, your Jonas Gutierrez Spiderman mask - and you run the risk of appearing showy, not to mention being booked for pissing about.

Tricky.

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What you probably should never do, however, is something that:

A. Is a bragging reference to a superior goal you scored three days earlier

B. Wastes precious time when you're just equalised and are still chasing 3 points you should be taking anyway off Bournemouth

C. Looks a little bit like an excitable six-year-old girl on her way to ballet practise

A harsh lesson learned then for curiously unloveable striker Olivier Giroud who should have been flavour of the month among Arsenal fans after heading in a stoppage time equaliser on Tuesday night, then chose to remind the world about his sublime scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace at the weekend rather than do the traditional pick the ball out of the back of the net and dash to the centre spot routine when chasing an unlikely win.

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After five years in the Premier League, you'd think that the 30-year-old Frenchman might have worked out that crowds in Britain value 'getting stuck in, son' way more than any moment of inventive genius or outrageous flair, but no.

Off to the back of the bus with you Olivier, and think long and hard about what you've done.