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Irish International Uses Goal Celebration To Pay Tribute To Child Who Was Tragically Killed

Will Slattery
By Will Slattery
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This is a nice gesture. Anthony Pilkington was once talked about as a possible first-choice international player but he has slipped down the pecking order in recent years. The skillful attacker was a Premier League regular for Norwich for three years before dropping down to the Championship to play for Cardiff.

He is having a pretty good season for the Bluebirds as they currently lie in seventh place, which is just outside the playoff spots. They enjoyed a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Preston yesterday and Pilkington was the hero, scoring two penalties to secure three points for his side.


Pilkington produced a distinctive celebration after scoring his goals, and today he clarified the origin on Twitter. Apparently he was paying tribute to a young boy named Fraser, who was killed in a road accident along with his father last year.

It was a really nice gesture from the Ireland international, who has won eight caps. It will be interesting to see whether a strong end to the season can help Pilkington force his way into Martin O'Neill's Euro 2016 squad.


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