Cardiff City midfielder Marlon Pack has stated that his son was the motivation behind him celebrating like Kylian Mbappe on Saturday.
Pack brought out the celebration after Cardiff’s second equaliser. It was an important goal for the Bluebirds and one that ensured they came away with a point in what was a tough fixture against a Wigan Athletic side fighting for Championship survival.
The goal has now gone down as an own goal, and because of Bristol City and Preston North End both suffering defeats, the Bluebirds are just three points off the play-off places heading into the final 13 fixtures of the season.
Pack revealed that the motivation behind the celebration was his son and has stated that he’s now receiving stick for it as the strike went down as an own goal.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Pack said: “He’s always doing celebrations, it’s a YouTube or Fifa thing.
“He is five and really into his football, it isn’t making us old guys look good but you do anything for your kids.
“I’m now getting a lot of stick because it has gone down as an own goal.”
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It’s lovely to see someone as experienced as Pack dedicating a celebration to his son and that will only sit well with Cardiff supporters.
He’s improved throughout the season and he has now become a key part of the Bluebirds’ midfield–if they want to get in the play-offs, you’d imagine they’ll have to ensure he doesn’t get injured.
Pack is an experienced professional and knows what he’s doing when out on the pitch but he now seems to have found his feet under Neil Harris.
With Cardiff now just three points off the play-offs, they’ll have ambitions of getting into that top six by the end of the current campaign.