Everton FC star Tim Cahill in tribute to Australian flood victims

11 January 2011 12:00
TIM CAHILL scored twice to get Australia's Asian Cup campaign off to a flying start yesterday - then unveiled a new goal celebration.[LNB]The Everton striker saluted his brace against India in a 4-0 triumph with his trademark corner-flag celebration, but then added a new telephone gesture.[LNB]He explained afterwards: 'It's about the devastation in Australia with the floods in Queensland.[LNB]'I donated a prize to the telephone-in, the link is on eBay, where two people get a chance to come and sit in a box from anywhere in the world and watch an Everton game, have some dinner and watch a training session, and have a signed pair of boots and jersey.[LNB] 'I wanted to do something special and I got the phone-up to show the gesture because I want people to phone in on the telephone-in and donate money.[LNB]'I also want them to bid on my auction.[LNB]'This is football, but there is a lot more that goes on in the world than just football and if you can help families that are struggling. It is my way of showing that I care.'[LNB]This isn't the first time that Cahill has shown his support for world tragedies.[LNB]After scoring Everton's winner at BATE Borisov in 2009 he paid his respects to those who died in the tsunami tragedy in the South Pacific by making a paddle gesture.[LNB]The village from which Cahill's maternal family hail suffered tragically from the tsunami that lashed Samoa.

Source: Liverpool_Echo