Video: Pair of Lanus players booked for celebrating goal with fire helmets

Posted by Chris Wright

Now here's something you don't see every day, unless of course you happen to follow South American football, where this kind of madness occurs on a seemingly game-by-game basis.

Having gone behind early in their Argentinian Primera Division game against Estudiantes, Lanus equalised with just 10 minutes of the match played, courtesy of a goal scored by Lautaro Acosta.

Acosta was quickly joined by Lanus' Uruguayan forward Santiago Silva in his celebrations, as the pair ran over to the advertising hoardings and pulled out a pair of strategically stashed fire helmets...



The referee failed to see the funny side of this and booked both players for bringing foreign objects onto the pitch.

It would appear that Silva has quite a record of "unorthodox" goal celebrations, having lit actual birthday candles, stolen a cameraman's camera, and even faked a heart attack (with his teammates acting as paramedics) after scoring for his various clubs over the years.

However, the finest South/Central American goal celebration we've ever seen is still this innovative, acrobatic, Lucha Libre-inspired effort by Monterrey's Angel Reyna from last year...



We will never get tired of watching that. Glorious.

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