Infamous football moments recreated by children
- Photographer George Logan chronicled some iconic footballing moments with the help of some children.
Gazza’s ‘Dentist Chair’ celebration
Paul Gascoigne will always be remembered among the most talented players England has seen but he would also be remembered as a player whose career was marred by his alcoholism. A particular incident in a pre-Euro 1996 tour to Hong Kong when Gazza had indulged in a drinking game termed the ‘Dentist’s Chair’ would become emblematic of his issues off the pitch. He faced some criticism for his behaviour even at the time.
When he put on the England jersey against Scotland in the Euro ‘96 tournament, The Three Lions were in delicate situation and goalkeeper David Seaman had just saved a penalty. Gazza in full flow scored one of his best career goals as he flicked the ball over a defender with his left foot and then buried it past the keeper with his right, he became an England hero as commentator John Motson squealed in delight.
What followed was an incredible celebration that was a recreation of the ‘Dentist Chair’ game he was criticised for before the tournament. It is not the only celebration that Logan recreated, but as a Scot it wasn’t the most pleasant memory for him, he said: “The dentist chair with Gazza was the most memorable and painful for me as it was after a goal against Scotland.”
Suarez bites Ivanovic
In April 2013, Liverpool hosted Chelsea at Anfield as the game ended in a 2-2 draw after Luis Suarez’s late equaliser against the Blues. There was an incident a few minutes earlier that led to the Uruguayan earning a ten-game ban from the English Football Association.
In an incident that all football fans will surely remember, Luis Suarez seemed to bite Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on the arm. It was the second such incident that Suarez was involved in having suffered a ban at Ajax earlier. It wouldn’t be the last either as the Liverpool forward would go on to do the same with Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup and earn another ban during which he made a move to Barcelona.Published 11 Aug 2015, 17:14 IST