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Tigres All-Time Top Scorer Andre-Pierre Gignac Apologises For Scoring For France Against Mexico

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Tigres All-Time Top Scorer Andre-Pierre Gignac Apologises For Scoring For France Against Mexico

France striker Andre-Pierre Gignac apologised for scoring against Mexico on Thursday in a respectful moment.

The 35-year-old converted a penalty past fellow veteran Guillermo Ochoa to reduce the deficit and make it 2-1 in France's Olympic football opener and bag his first ever goal at a senior international tournament.

But given he's basically an adopted Mexican at this point, the former Marseille man did the opposite of celebrate.

He grabbed the ball from the back of the net, kicked it away and then did a prayer-hands gesture in what was almost a plea.

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Gignac has spent the last six years in Mexico with Tigres UANL and is the club's record goalscorer with a staggering tally of 149 goals in 261 appearances.

He has become an icon of Mexican football, with a whole host of children in the country named after Gignac due to his immense popularity.

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Gignac's goal proved nothing more than a consolation however, as Mexico went on to score a further two to claim an emphatic 4-1 win.

Since leaving Europe Gignac has been reborn, winning a total of 10 trophies and a whole host of individual awards.

He was named as one of France's overage players at the tournament in Tokyo.

Topics: olympics, Football, France, Tokyo

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