Th e chapter explores the changing face of football goal celebrations from the 1960s to the present day with particular focus on English Football and its relationship to Europe and the World Cup. Drawing on a range of qualitative library and popular literature such as online newspapers, blogs and DVD footage the chapter critically examines the particular social, cultural and political significance of changes in football goal celebration culture through a series of specific trends and genres. The chapter concludes by offering a tentative theorisation of the current state of play whilst posing critical questions of official goal celebration discourse evident within FIFA and the Football Association’s ‘laws of the game’.
|Title of host publication||On and Off the Field|
|Subtitle of host publication||Football Culture in England and Germany|
|Editors||Anthony Waine, Kristian Naglo|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|