Handcuff Celebration? Do We Need It?

Last updated : 29 January 2009 By Boro Mad
The gesture was alleged to have been in support of Ivory Coast political activist Antoine Assale Tiemoko.

The speculation that it was a political gesture was heightened when Ivory Coast team-mate Didier Drogba also appeared to cross his wrists.

But a spokesperson for Chelsea declared: "Salomon says there was nothing in it. He was just trying out a new celebration and it was a crossing of the arms. He also sometimes puts his hand over his face like a mask."