Bafe's emotional goal tribute
10th January 2015
Bafetimbi Gomis dedicated his equalising goal against West Ham to those who tragically lost their lives in Paris this week.
The Swans battled back to earn a point at the Liberty Stadium as Garry Monk's side remained ninth in the Premier League table.
Andy Carroll put the Hammers ahead on the stroke of half-time as he curled a shot into the top corner, while Wayne Routledge saw a close-range effort superbly blocked by Carl Jenkinson.
The home side upped the tempo after the break and were rewarded for their persistence when Gomis rose unchallenged to head home a Gylfi Sigurdsson corner.
And the French striker reached for his national flag as he looked to the skies in tribute to those who were killed in Paris.
"It wasn't an easy week for all French people and I wanted to join my country even though I don't live there anymore," he said.
"I am happy that Swansea supported me in this difficult time to provide me with the armband and the French flag to show my support towards my country."
Gomis now moves on to five goals this season in all competitions, and will be looking to take his opportunity with top scorer Wilfried Bony away on international duty.
"I am happy for my goal but I thought we deserved the victory," said Gomis. "We pushed hard and created a lot of chances and I thought we deserved to win.
"Even though we had some players missing today we created a lot of chances. I have been working very hard and my team-mates have all helped me a lot."