The Greatest Sports Photos Ever: Sammy Nelson’s Arse
The newspaper reports went:
Arsenal defender Sammy Nelson put his Football Association Cup Final place in jeopardy on Tuesday night (3-4 -79) by dropping his shorts and turning his backside on the North Bank fans at Highbury, North London.
And Arsenal immediately suspended their Northern Ireland defender and fined him two weeks wages. The Football Association are also looking into Nelson’s actions and may well slap a heavier ban on the player. Nelson had been the a target for abuse form sections of the 30,000 crowd after giving Coventry City the lead through a first-half own goal. When he scored spectacular equaliser in the 77th minute, Nelson ran behind the goal and turned his back towards the North Banks fans, and revealed bare buttocks. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Click the photo for a better look… The faces in the stands are brilliant.