MOSES ODUBAJO has denied celebrating a goal scored against his own team after being blasted by Sheffield Wednesday fans.
Nottingham Forest beat the struggling Owls 2-0 on Tuesday night with the win sealed by Lewis Grabban in the 87th minute.
Moses Odubajo was first on the scene after Lewis Grabban’s goal
After the forward left Tom Lees on the floor with a challenge to win the ball, he fired home and was met by a smiling Odubajo, who high-fived his opponent.
Baffled viewers quickly picked up on the incident and accused the defender of failing to care about his side’s result.
But Odubajo, 27, has denied those claims and insists the footage is taken out of context.
He tweeted: “The loss is frustrating for myself and the team.
“I would never high 5 another player for scoring against us.
“I said to Grabban no way is that a goal because of the foul and laughed it off thinking the goal wouldn’t stand.
“We’re bottom of the league. No one at the club wants relegation and there’s no chance I would celebrate a goal that keeps us at the bottom.
“Out of context, videos can be misconstrued.
“I hope I’ve cleared it up with the fans who doubted my commitment to the team.”
However, a number of Owls supporters felt that, even if Grabban had fouled Lees, the reaction was sub-standard.
One fan account tweeted back: “You just saw Grabban foul Tom Lees (above the knee) and run through to score – and instead of smashing him into the back of the net you laughed and high fived him? Really??? REALLY???”
The episode comes amid a sorry run of form for Wednesday, who began the season on minus-six points due to a breach of financial regulations.
Tony Pulis was installed as manager in November but is yet to win a game.
Tuesday’s defeat to 21st-placed Forest left the bottom club with three points from their last eight games – making Pulis’ start the worst of any Wednesday manager ever.
Odubajo joined Sheffield Wednesday in 2019 after spells with Hull and Brentford
The Owls failed to fire off a shot in the second-half having fallen behind to Yuri Ribeiro’s fourth-minute strike.
And Pulis, 62, has promised to look into the Odubajo incident.
Speaking to reporters after the game, he stated: “I have been told about it and I will deal with it.”
By: Marc Mayo
Title: Sheffield Wednesday star Moses Odubajo denies CONGRATULATING Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban on goal
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13492651/odubajo-grabban-celebration-forest-wednesday-denial/
Published Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 10:35:15 +0000