Back to the Soccer Newsfeed

Diego Simeone Apologises for Sexually Obscene Celebration vs. Juventus

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has apologised for the manner in which he celebrated his team's opening goal against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

The La Liga side earned a memorable 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano in the first leg of their last-16 showdown. Jose Maria Gimenez broke the deadlock for the hosts, prompting an obscene celebration from Simeone that saw the Atletico boss grab his crotch.

The Atletico manager said sorry for his actions on Saturday, per Sport: "I apologise to the people that were offended by my gesture the other day—and to Juventus.