Allan Nyom played for Watford last season
The 'non-celebration celebration' has become so common in football now that players feel the need to apologise to former clubs for celebrating goals.
That's at least the view of West Brom's Allan Nyon, who took to Instagram on Tuesday night, to say sorry to the fans for his former team, Watford. Nyon was part of the West Brom team that beat Watford 3-1 last weekend. He was accused of taunting Watford's fans after West Brom's third goal.
The Cameroon international joined Watford last season from Udinese ahead of the 2015-16 season, before joining West Brom during the summer.
"It seems that my celebration during the Saturday game was considered as a lack of respect", Nyon wrote.
A photo posted by Allan Roméo Nyom (@allannyom) on
"Sincerely, it never was my intention to disrespect the club or the fans, and I apologise to them if they have felt it."
"In my heart there is only gratitude and my best wishes for all Watford FC family."
Such are the complexities for players in the modern era, it's a sign of the times that Nyom felt the need to apologise.
After originally struggling to settle on a place at The Hawthorns, under Tony Pulis, Nyom is now widely regarded as one of the team's best defenders.