Riquelme’s angry goal celebration lands him in trouble

Argentina and Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme is facing charges of inciting disorder after scoring a brilliant volleyed winner against Racing Club last weekend, that kept Boca on course for the Apertura title as they held on to top spot in the league.

On scoring his volley, Riquelme immediately turned around and ran 50-yard to point an angry finger at a supporter who had been allegedly been hurling abuse at the the number 10 prior to his strike. In turn, home fans at the Bombonera began pushing and shoving the supporter in question, leading to a fracas in the stands.

After the match Riquelme attempted to explain away the incident, arguing “I didn’t do anything bad. I just shouted when my team scored a goal. There are people who pay to get in and think they can insult us for two hours. So many things go on in this country and I think it’s daft to talk about this matter.”

Both the incident and Riquelme’s post-match interview can be seen here.


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