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Flippin’ Rooney

by | 22nd, June 2004

‘TRADITIONALLY, England football fans like to celebrate by throwing plastic chairs and glass bottles at riot police laid on by their hosts for the occasion.

Don’t try this at home, kids

Greeks smash plates, the Irish get smashed, we smash up whatever bar we happen to find ourselves in it is one of cultural idiosyncrasies that make life so interesting.

But all that changed last Thursday when a certain Wayne Rooney celebrated his second goal against Switzerland with a cartwheel.

Now, you can hardly move in Mumbai for Indians cartwheeling down the streets; downtown Dallas is awash with Texans ‘doing a Rooney’; and Lusaka has literally flipped in its excitement.

However, the Rooney flip comes at a cost and safety campaigners are warning that fans could find themselves cartwheeling all the way

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