We all have certain things that are important to us. Aspects of ourselves that we consider to be the unshakable foundation of who we are as individuals. For Brighton & Hove Albion’s Kazenga LuaLua, the backflip goal celebration is an expression of that. And he wasn’t about to let a knee injury that kept him out for two months scare him off doing it.
The 24-year-old winger scored for the first time since returning from the injury in Brighton’s 2-0 win against Derby on Tuesday and despite his coaches’ disapproval, he celebrated with his backflip.
From the BBC:
“I know the staff don’t like it when I do a backflip,” DR Congo-born LuaLua told BBC Radio Sussex.
“But I don’t think anyone can stop me – it is how I celebrate.”
Older brother Lomana, formerly with Colchester, Newcastle, Portsmouth and Olympiakos and now playing in Turkey, is also noted for his aerial acrobatics.
“It is something in the family blood – it is always going to happen,” LuaLua said.
Some things are important enough to risk your livelihood over. Backflip goal celebrations are one of those things.