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Cologne's Modeste Dedicates Goal To Late Father On Birthday

Cologne's Modeste Dedicates Goal To Late Father On Birthday

Anthony Modeste let the tears come after scoring for his late father on Saturday.

COLOGNE, Germany: Anthony Modeste let the tears come after scoring for his late father on Saturday.

It took three attempts for the French striker to score Colognes opening goal in a 1-1 draw with Leipzig in the Bundesliga. The first two were ruled out by VAR and the third goal was initially disallowed by the referee before he awarded it after another VAR intervention.

Modeste reacted by pointing to the sky and tearing up. He was thinking of his father Guy, who died after illness aged 64 in December 2018.

Papas birthday is today, Modeste told Sky TV, again becoming tearful. Yeah, its emotional for me. I lost my father three years ago and he’s very important to me.

It was Modestes fourth goal in five league games this season. Altogether, including a stint at Hoffenheim, he has 67 in 163 Bundesliga appearances.

Guy Modeste was also a soccer player. He played as a defender for French teams Saint-tienne, Cannes and Chteauroux, mostly in the second division.

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first published:September 19, 2021, 02:06 IST