Originally posted on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 10/31/11
Daily Mail - Arsenal hero Robin van Persie has dismissed claims he made a Nazi salute to Chelsea fans during his side's stunning 5-3 victory at Stamford Bridge.

The Gunners captain grabbed a hat-trick on Saturday but his celebration after scoring his second goal has prompted wild claims on the internet.

The Dutch international has been accused of making a Nazi salute, but Van Persie gave short shrift to the allegations.

'It has been brought to my attention of some ridiculous allegations concerning my celebration of one of my goals,' wrote Van Persie on his Twitter account.

'It is totally ludicrous to suggest that my action of brushing my shoulder could be construed as anything else but a showing of joy and celebration.

'To suggest this meant anything to the contrary is insulting and absolutely absurd as nothing else came into my mind.' Sorry, but I'm gonna have to disagree with you Robin.  Clearly this is a Nazi salute.  You might have been in the moment and didn't mean any harm by it, but you sure did it.  There is no arguing that.  I mean you had a hat trick, you must be taking of the world right?


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