Fekir: I don't regret a thing about my goal celebration - FCNaija

Ligue 1 By: Ambrose Udeme | 06/11/2017

Lyon forward Nabil Fekir does not regret his controversial celebration during Sunday's thumping of St Etienne in a Ligue 1 fixture.

After scoring his second goal during the 5-0 thumping of St Etienne, Fekir ran towards the home fans, took off his shirt and held it up, just like Lionel Messi did against Real Madrid last season.

His celebration caused outrage among the home support, who were going crazy in the stands and soon invaded the pitch, by which point Fekir had been yellow carded and substituted.

Such was the level of disruption and it took 30 minutes until the game was able to continue, but Fekir claims in a post-match interview with Canal+ says he doesn't regret a thing.

"It's a gesture they did not like. I celebrated like that. There was no ulterior motive, no malice.

"Maybe it's not the right move to make - it was 5-0 - but it's still football. I was a little upset. It added a bit of spice, too. There was no need for [the reaction]. I do not regret the gesture." Fekir told Canal+ as quoted in Givemesport

There were scenes of utter madness as hundreds of angry fans swarmed the pitch, with stewards having to step in to stop them from getting to Fekir who has now scored 11 goals and assisted a further four in 11 league appearances so far.