Shirt off means yellow

All right I give up. What was the logic behind the rule that a player who removes his shirt when celebrating a goal must be yellow-carded ? How subtle is it? If he's got an identical shirt underneath, or anything else that spares the maidenly blushes of the crowd by concealing all of the skin underneath, is he still yellow-carded [the answer appears to be 'yes'] ? It's no more incitement to the crowd than other, unpunished, celebrations

Of course, since this is the rule, and well-known, any player who does that gets no prizes for clever thinking. He should confine himself to more logical acts; rocking an imaginary baby, making pelvic thrusts at the corner flag, shooting an imaginary gun etc.
22:31 Mon 27th Feb 2012
 
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Diego forlan without his shirt had a lot to recommend it as most footie players have decent bods I think the preactice should be actively encouraged
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All goal celebrations should be banned .they hold up play .You dont see a brickie running round a wall he has just built or a doctor running round the operating theatre .
Shirt-sponsors want their names in full techno-colour HD glory visibly displayed when the cameras close-in on the goal-scorer.......if he whips his top off, they feel robbed.......hence to ruling was brought in.
*hence the ruling....
Don't get the shirt off celebration at all. Whether yellow carded or not. Just don't see the point in it.
Simple arms in the air while running back to restart is enough.
Some players took the opportunity to make political statements, or even put adverts, on the t shirts under their normal shirt so I believe the rule was bought in to stop that.

It could be argued it is a provokotive act as well which could lead to crowd violence.
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My take on it has always been that if they run to the opposition fans then they should be red carded, not yellow, as it is inflammatory, but if they run to their own fans I don't see the harm, even if I am a curmudgeonly old git who would prefer a return to one arm in the air to replace the daft rocking baby or stupid choreogrpahed dance routines.
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Yes , dancer, agreed. But Lionel Messi is charmingly old school, but almost alone, and he is better than any. He always has a look of 'Well, that's what I do. There's no need to go wild about it!'. And Balotelli, whatever immaturity he shows otherwise, is another who seems reluctant to make a fuss. He did get some understandable criticism for wearing 'why is it always me?' on his undershirt though. [Answers please, on a postcard, to M Balotelli...]

There was a great furore in officialdom when an American woman international took her shirt off on scoring. The spoilsports! That was because she was wearing a sports bra which she was paid to advertise. Could that be the secret origin of the rule? It had to be applied to both sexes because of equality legislation so it was.
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Typo: Duncer. Sorry!
You may rememeber a few years ago, Diego Forlan scored a goal and took his shirt off. Because it had been raining and the shirt was a tight fit, it took him ages to get it back on. It was like watching someone trying to put a wetsuit on! I'm sure FIFA brought something in then to ensure it shouldn't happen again.
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Why don't we just ban goals altogether?

What a miserable bunch of sods inhabit Answerbank..Football is all about scoring goals and celebrating..I celebrated all 5 of ours against Dinglehampton Blunderers with equal gusto and our 92nd minute winner against Stoke (who we hadn't beat for 30 years) was an ecstatic experience.

True football fans know what I mean..it's a passionate game,I like to see the pampered pooches that play these days showing a bit of joy and exhuberence in netting one.

You lot should stick to crown green bowls or something :-P
Boing Boing!
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Spoken like a true Baggies fan !
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Oh Bill! That's like the question about rugby: "Why don't they give every player a ball ? Then they wouldn't have to fight over the one"
I take it you don't like football Bill..Do you support Stoke City?
...How about your cat?...Is he a Spurrrrs fan?
;-)
Hey mighty, why are you giving Stoke some flack, lol,
All those defeats Toff..Lol
Diego forlan without his shirt had a lot to recommend it as most footie players have decent bods I think the preactice should be actively encouraged
Why don't we just ban goals altogether?

What a miserable bunch of sods inhabit Answerbank..Football is all about scoring goals and celebrating..I celebrated all 5 of ours against Dinglehampton Blunderers with equal gusto and our 92nd minute winner against Stoke (who we hadn't beat for 30 years) was an ecstatic experience.


Mighty WBA - in reference to the above, I have often gone absolutely Radio Rental when my team scored a goal, as I think everyone should beacuse, after all, it is a passionate game, as you quite rightly say. I think the players scoring in any era enjoyed it just as much; it is the difference in the way they show it that I refer to. A choreographed w@nky dance tells me more about the player's egocentric outlook than it does about his passion for actually scoring a goal. My favourite memories of players scoring involve spontaneous passionate unplanned moments, not six or seven players pretending they are at a disco. where is the passion in that?

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