Fulham star Ademola Lookman honoured the late Senegalese legend Papa Bouba Diop after scoring the opening goal in the Premier League game against Leicester City.
Lookman scored in the 29th minute and held up a shirt belonging to Diop who died after a long illness speculated to be ALS.
Fulham boss Scott Parker revealed that Lookman’s celebration was planned by the whole team on their journey to the King Power Stadium.
“I didn’t have the chance to know him but certainly played against him.
“The people of Fulham good memories of Diop as a character.
“At this moment, there’s an international shirt – his shirt – which the kit boys have brought here in remebrance of him.”
Diop also played for Fulham between 2004 and 2007, scoring nine goals in total for the club.
The former West Ham United midfielder is best remembered for scoring the lone goal that knocked out France in the 2002 FIFA World Cup which Senegal participated for the first time and reached the quarterfinals.