April 23, 2011 12:00 AM | By Holly J. MacKenzie, MSN Sports
Excessive sports celebrations

7. Taking things too far



Santiago Silva protest (© (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko))
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There's celebrating, excessive celebrating and then there's something else entirely. Santiago Silva, a soccer player for Velez Sarsfield in Argentina's First Division gave an example of the "something else entirely" category when he took a goal celebration too far late last year. Scoring the first goal in what was a 6-0 victory against Colon de Santa Fe, Silva had a celebration ready. Immediately falling to the ground and convulsing as though he was suffering a heart attack, Silva's teammates were also in on the celebration, pretending to revive him while Velez Sarsfield manger Ricardo Gareca at first looked thrilled with the victory and then ill as he watched the celebration unfold before his eyes. Some things are never funny to joke about. When you're playing in a stadium with thousands of people, some who have likely experienced the loss of loved ones after a heart attack, death is one of those things.

* Bing: Video of Santiago Silva's tasteless celebration

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