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Idea for goal celebration

21 August 2015

Watching Jurassic World was inspiration

Callum Kennedy has revealed the inspiration behind “The Raptor” celebrations that followed AFC Wimbledon’s goal against Cambridge United.

  to view a short video of Kennedy explaining that it is based on the movement of a Velociraptor dinosaur in Jurassic World.Goal CelebrationOur left-back came up with the idea after watching a movie with his partner and one look at social media the day after it was unveiled suggested that it had caught the imagination of supporters. Click on  

“I went to see the film with my partner," Kennedy said. "We were messing around on the way back and I said in the car park that I liked how the raptor ran. I asked her to show me her best raptor run! After that I told the lads and I was talking about it at length with George Francomb. We spoke about it before Crawley, but I was not playing. When we scored George did it and we were laughing about it after the game. We said that if we scored again we would do ‘The Raptor’ and that is how it came about.”

.Cambridge HighlightsThe celebrations after Tom Elliott’s opening goal (picture above by Stuart Butcher) can be viewed on our official You Tube channel by clicking on 

  An in-depth interview with Callum Kennedy is now available to view on Dons Player, along with Neal Ardley’s update ahead of the match at Carlisle United. 


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