Napoli’s Dries Mertens apologises to Roma fans for goal celebration

Speaking to the media after Napoli’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday night, Dries Mertens apologised to Roma’s supporters for how he celebrated his first goal against the Giallorossi last weekend in the Partenopei’s 2-1 win at the Olimpico.

Campionato di Calcio Serie A 2016/2017 - Roma vs Napoli

“I want to apologise if anyone in Rome was offended by my celebration,” Mertens said.

“I like dogs and I wanted to imitate the celebration of Finidi George, the Nigerian winger. Every so often players do odd things [on the pitch] and I’m no different.”

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