Famous Icelandic “fish” celebration copied in Japan

Kudos to Brooks Peck at the excellent Dirty Tackle for locating this quality video from the J League on Sunday.

It was just a week ago that Johann Laxdal & his Stjarnan teammates celebration vs Fylkir became an immediate YouTube sensation. (Background and video here.)

The “reeling in of the fish” was picked up by almost every football media outlet in the world and we can expect plenty of focus on Starjnan’s next game at KR on Thursday.

It didn’t take long for a team to copy the awesome celebration with Japanese international Tomoaki Makino rolling it out after putting his Sanfrecce Hiroshima side 1-0 up against Kyoto Sanga on Sunday with a fine fizzing free kick.

Perhaps without the professionalism displayed by Stjarnan, Makino and his Sanfrecce Hiroshima team mates do a good job of mimicking the Icelanders.

What are the odds on a Premier League team preparing this celebration for the new season?

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