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Bafetimbi Gomis handed scared ballboy match shirt after frightening celebration

Former Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis once made a ballboy cry thanks to his iconic 'panther walk' celebration.

Gomis turns 37-years-old on Saturday, and he's looking ahead to a first full season with his new club Galatasaray after a spell in Saudi Arabia. And it was in the Middle East – with Al-Hilal – where the Frenchman unknowingly terrified the ballboy.

A video emerged of the ballboy running away scared of the former Swansea man as he celebrated a goal in his traditional fashion. However, Gomis was quick to apologise, and he even gave the ball boy his shirt after the full-time whistle had blown.

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One fan tweeted: "To be fair I’d probably run too, that crawling celebration is well scary!"

"Imagine being the child and seeing that coming at you," a second joked after seeing the video. However, even after Gomis handed the child his shirt, the club felt the need to apologise again to the scared youngster.

And Al-Hilal invited the youngster to their training session to meet and greet the players following the incident.

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Gomis left Saudi Arabia at the turn of the year – and he returned to Turkey and Galatasaray, where he had already spent a season before moving to the Middle East.

The Frenchman bagged nine goals in 14 appearances last season for the Istanbul outfit.

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