Kei Kamara doesn't seem to be necessarily unsettled by the recent developments of Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale's attempted trademarking of his now-famous "heart shaped hands" goal celebration. Or, wait, wasn't it Kamara's first?
Regardless, Kamara isn't bothered by the PR-savvy Bale's legal action. But at the same time, there's a "Damn, why didn't I think of that?" moment for the Sierra Leonian attacker, who started throwing the celebration up in 2011.
Kamara spoke to MLSsoccer.com about the matter following training on Tuesday:
“I wish I would have had people behind me to say, 'Hey, let's do this.' But it is what it is. I heard he's trademarking it, but obviously adding his No. 11 to it. But I've still got my Heart Shaped Hands Foundation, and we're still working on that here, for the past two years, trying to launch it. But that's not going to affect me, because I wouldn't have a Heart Shaped Hands with a No. 11 in the middle.
“It's amazing for him to think of it and for his PR people to say, 'Do this.' It's a worldwide thing, and for him to claim it, it's a risk. He's a young guy, and if he's going to take a risk that's going to make him a lot of money, why not?”
And why should Kamara be bothered? He's got something Gareth Bale will probably never have, nor have a use for as long as he's living in the UK or Europe: