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Grabbing a real live goat by the horns is not an appropriate way to celebrate scoring

Just ask Cologne’s team mascot Hennes, the poor fella.

COLOGNE’S ANTHONY UJAH produced one of the most unusual celebrations you’ll ever see after scoring in their 4-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in front of a 50,000 sell out at the Rhein Energie Stadion yesterday.

The Nigerian forward celebrated by running to the touchline towards Hennes, a goat named in honour of former player and coach Hennes Weisweiler, before grabbing the animal by the horns.

Footage of the celebration soon caused a stir on social media, and Ujah has since acknowledged he may have been too rough with the goat.

“Apologies to Hennes for my hard celebration,” he posted on Instagram, along with a picture of the incident.


Ujah has been known to celebrate with Hennes on a number of occasions in the past and has also visited the goat at its stables and Cologne sports director Joerg Schmadtke said afterwards:”Hennes is used to such stuff. He may have a bit of a sore neck.”

We’re glad to hear he’s going well.

- © AFP 2015 with additional reporting from Ben Blake

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