Berbatov got booked for revealing that T-shirt.
‘Keep calm and pass me the ball’, it said.
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Did Dowd have a choice? Here is FIFA rule 118, as referenced by a 2011 article in the Guardian:
“Referees are expected to act in a preventative manner and to exercise common sense in dealing with the celebration of a goal.”
Common sense. That’s all it would have taken for Dowd to keep his card in his pocket and for footballers to have been sent exactly the right kind of message at this time of year.
Football is entertainment. The more personality in it, the better.