Saturday, April 13, 2024

Zaniolo Goal Celebration Disrespectful Towards Villa Fans?

It ended goal a piece this weekend for Aston Villa as they continue to hunt for a top-four spot and Champions League qualification. A point at West Ham is by no means a bad result, but one goal celebration for the Hammers has not gone unnoticed by Villans Fans. Nicolo Zaniolo recently took to social media to share his thoughts following his standout performance for Aston Villa.

Zaniolo emerged as Unai Emery’s critical substitute in the Premier League clash against West Ham, securing a crucial equalizer after coming off the bench. The Italian’s celebration, which appeared to include a shushing gesture towards Villa supporters, was a notable moment, especially considering the criticism he has faced during his loan spell at Villa Park this season.

In an interview with the BBC after the match, Zaniolo commented, “It was a highly competitive game. Although they had the upper hand in the first half, we managed to showcase our abilities in the second half.”
He continued, emphasizing the strength of Villa’s team and their determination to compete at the highest level: “Our squad has immense potential. Despite the challenges ahead, we are determined to fight for our objectives. The journey towards the top four will be tough, but we believe in our capabilities. With a skilled coach and meticulous preparation, we are ready for the challenge.”

This was no doubt an important goal, but it will be interesting to see the reception he gets at Villa Park, as some have taken to X to state they found his celebration disrespectful. A point, however, is a point, and if she grabbed the goal, maybe the fans would let this one slide.

Zaniolo, now set to join the Italy national team for international duties during the break, also shared his excitement on Instagram, stating, “Off to join the national team!” Accompanied by a photo capturing his celebratory moment and an appropriate emoji, his post encapsulated the thrill of his recent achievement.