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QPR: Fans appreciate Matheus Pereira’s apology for recent goal celebration

QPR: Fans appreciate Matheus Pereira’s apology for recent goal celebration

West Brom winger Matheus Pereira has apologised for his goal celebration in his team’s recent 2-0 win at QPR, as tweeted by @QPR.

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As reported by qpr.co.uk, the 23-year-old Brazilian was contrite over the manner in which he celebrated the Baggies’ second goal late in the game, making a throat-cutting gesture often seen in South American football that he explained meant “game over”.

However, with QPR’s Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium named in memory of a 15-year-old academy player who lost his life in a knife crime incident, both QPR and West Brom received complaints about the nature of the celebration, with some spectators feeling that it was offensive in the circumstances. [via qpr.co.uk]

Pereira explained that his goal celebration was never intended to be provocative or insensitive, claiming that he had seen a player in Brazil performing the celebration shortly before the game and that he only learned of the Kiyan Prince Foundation after the match in west London. [via qpr.co.uk]

These QPR supporters on Twitter showed their appreciation for Pereira’s apology:

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