Date: 12th November 2013 at 12:08pm
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It is like an unwritten rule in football that you do not celebrate when you have scored a goal against your former club. If you do celebrate, it would be very polite.

But that was not the case with Robin Van Persie on Sunday, when he headed home the winner against Arsenal at Old Trafford. Van Persie slid to the corner flag on his knees and celebrated like they had won the Premier League.

Robin van Persie's celebration in pictures. on Twitpic

This celebration has sparked a lot of talk on Twitter from Arsenal and Manchester United fans. Here are some of their comments. What are your thought with regards to Van Persie’s celebration?

https://twitter.com/rth1995gfc/status/399577333537202178

 

0 responses to “Arsenal fans react to Van Persie celebration”

  1. rae brigden says:

    he has no Respect for us after we stuck by him when he was injuryed all the time one injury free season turns his back on us after all we done for him and all the manager done for him disrespectful prick

  2. Lanre tijani says:

    Im arsenal fan, i love RVP despart move to MUT,but now i dislike him bk celebration against arsenal , imagine his spend 8yr at arsenal also formal captain,infact if score arsenal 3-o(hatric) without celebrate i will happy than score 1 goal celebrate like mad, RVP can not be a legend of MUT,

  3. logsee says:

    Having never played competitive football after leaving school, its hard for me to understand Van Persie’s over celebration when he scored. But it wasn’t just him.It made me realise two things. The first is that this was a major, major result for them. Bit like what you would expect when a bottom team beats the top. Shows how low they really are. The second thing that came to mind is would someone like Thierry Henry do that to any of his former team? I personally dont think so.. Different class!!!

  4. Lanre tijani says:

    Im arsenal fan, i love RVP despart move to MAN U,but now i dislike him bk celebration against arsenal , imagine his spend 8yr at arsenal also formal captain,infact if score arsenal 3-o(hatric) without celebrate i will happy than score 1 goal celebrate like mad, RVP can not be a legend of MAN U ,RVP spend 7yr injury like diaby and spend one season an move to MAN U, he the made statemet he want move. Infact the manage and fan love him to stay,he say no,celebrate like mad dog.but true is bitter, i have man u friend he told me is bad for celebrate,RVp – R-rub**** V -very s****d, P-P***

  5. Millz says:

    Can’t blame RVP for celebrating like he did. He was at old trafford in front of the utd faithful, he has taken stick from gooners for the last 12 months, has had Wenger saying he’ll always be Arsenal at heart (something which will have p1ssed off the utd faithful), and no doubt he’s been wondering whether he made the right decision leaving considering arsenals from this season. Fact is I’m an Arsenal fan and I can fully understand why he celebrated like he did.

  6. Millz says:

    And for anyone who remarks about his loyalty and class, why on earth woul he stay loyal to the fans that have given him sooooo much stick over the last 12 months. It’s us gooners that have shown a lack of class by bemoaning so loudly about his lack of loyalty, so obviously the feeling will eventually be mutual, hence the celebration (compare it to last season).

  7. Personally I don’t RVP meant that the celebration in a disrespectful way but I think UTD have had such a terrible start by their standard, this game for them meant a lot more to them.

    It was a chance to beat the top of the table, beat the current number one team where they are so used to being! So I am sure it was a big deal for UTD and the players they would have been gearing up to this game for weeks and weeks.

    Scoring the winning goal against the top of the league is enough to get anyone excited! Could have been a little more respectful to the Arsenal Fans but hey this is football!

    @footballerswine

  8. ken orimalade says:

    RVP is in right club but unfair to have celebrated in such manner against his former club. I am sure he would have regretted his action.

  9. mohamed says:

    no matter the celebration we still top the table he will regret this at the end of
    the EPL

  10. J Tobias says:

    I agree with Millz, who cares that he celebrated scoring he had every right, especially after the stick the fans have been giving him. Furthermore he would never have left to become a united player if we had shown more ambition with transfers and had been challenging for trophies. He now knows what it’s like to challenge for the league not 4th and it gives him the motivation to celebrate no matter who he scores against. Forget him, lets concentrate on getting behind our current players.

  11. ajibola azeez says:

    It is unfair to celebrate as R V P did but no mata what he did to make jest of us we re still on top of the table… up gunners!

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