Swansea and Cardiff are huge rivals.
Swansea City and Cardiff City, the two biggest clubs in Wales, have been rivals since the dawn of football.
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It might have seemed like a silly idea, therefore, for a Swansea steward to perform a famous Cardiff goal celebration in front of the home supporters during the Swans’ weekend win over Manchester United.
The South Wales Evening Post reports that the steward had already infuriated fans with an unsympathetic approach to his stadium management and was being escorted from the ground when he fuelled the incendiary situation further by doing “The Ayatollah” – a head-slapping gesture that’s synonymous with the Bluebirds.
It is thought the steward was not directly employed by Swansea and was instead drafted in from an outside agency.
“We have been working with the Liberty Stadium for eight years or more. An investigation was carried out in relation to the incident. We have spoken to the stadium at the weekend and again today and the member of staff has been dismissed,” said Darren Edwards, managing director of the agency in question.
The club have apologised for the incident.