Newcastle United star mocks West Ham United fans but insists ‘it’s nothing personal’

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Callum Wilson scored twice in Newcastle United’s 5-1 win at West Ham United.

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson stayed true to his word after opening the scoring against West Ham United.

The Magpies’ No.9 broke the deadlock at the London Stadium in the sixth minute when he headed home Allan Saint-Maximin’s cross from close- ange.

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And the 31-year-old’s celebration came with added incentive - after he agreed to do the macaren - a task set on the BBC Footballer’s Football Podcast by co-host and Hammers striker Michail Antonio.

Wilson said: “Me and Michail Antonio do a podcast together and he’s been giving me some stick saying whoever scores needs to do that celebration and today it was nice to do it in front of West Ham fans.

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) | Getty Images

When asked about forgetting to do it in Antonio’s face, Wilson replied: ‘Yeah you get caught up in the moment and it was one of those things do a dance for the fans, got a little stick from the fans but it’s nothing personal.”

Wilson netted a brace in East London, with his second goal coming 30 seconds after half-time. Joelinton also scored two and substitute Alexander Isak was on the scoresheet in a 5-1 win.

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The former Bournemouth now holds a record of 12 goals in 13 games against West Ham.

“I love scoring at that place [London Stadium] and I’ve promised to do the Macarena,’ Wilson previously. “I want all the bubbles blowing on me while I’m doing it if I score there. But maybe I’ll have to do it from the bench – I’ll be warming up doing the Macarena!”

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