Jake Livermore Breaks Camera in Premier League’s $20,000 Goal Celebration (Photo)


Jake Livermore broken camera celebrationJake Livermore performed one of the most expensive goal celebrations in soccer history on Saturday.

The Hull City midfielder opening the scoring in his team’s Premier League game at West Brom, and his exuberance got in the way of his better judgement when it came time to celebrate.

He marked his first goal of the season by kicking a professional photographer’s £6,000 ($9,800), remote-controlled camera, which was stationed behind the West Brom goal.

Richard Heathcote, the camera’s owner, contacted Livermore on Twitter about replacing the broken device.

Livermore, 24, is spending the season on loan at Hull City from parent club Tottenham Hotspur. The Premier League clubs pay him good money, and Heathcote has never wronged him (so far as we know). That’s probably why Livermore decided to do what can only be classified as the right thing. He vowed to pay for the damage and donate the same amount to teammate Tom Huddlestone‘s cancer-research charity.

Heathcote humorously accepted Livermore’s apology.

File this one under: the proper way to right a wrong.

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