Terrible Ten: Controversial celebrations (1)

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The actions of West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka after scoring against West Ham United last weekend dominated the Sunday headlines for good reason, with an offensive gesture roundly criticised as having no place on the field or in the public eye.

Anelka is far from alone though in crossing the line with attempts to pay homage to a vital strike, with a whole raft of messages both political and ill-advised featuring in the Premier League and on the continent in recent years.

Following Anelka's silly salute let's take a look at some of the most memorable, volatile and downright stupid goal celebrations of modern times in our top 10 countdown.

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Nicolas Anelka
John Arne Riise
Paul Gascoigne
Manchester City
Robin Van Persie
Paulo di Canio
Craig Bellamy
Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur
Tim Cahill

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