Penalty taker silences racists with goal celebration

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Updated: July 31, 2014

Lima defender Walter Ibanez came up with a novel way of dealing with the racist abuse his team-mates were receiving.

Peruvian football’s top flight match between Cienciano and Alianza Lima on Wednesday was marred by some unpleasant racist chants.

During the match Cienciano’s fans could be heard racially abusing the Alianza Lima players by making monkey noises whenever they touched the ball.

However, when Lima defender Walter Ibanez lashed home a penalty, he celebrated by mimicking a monkey.

It was not the most mature of goal celebrations, nor the most elegant, but it was one of the most understandable.

Unfortunately, considering the behaviour of their fans, Cienciano eventually won the match 2-1.