IN TWO instances last night, referees failed to apply the letter of the law over goal celebrations – and Goaltastic applauds them for this.
In their 3-1 loss to MIddlesbrough, Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp removed his shirt after scoring the game’s opener.
Underneath he wore a shirt saying “That’s For You, Son”, a reference to his two-day-old son who had tragically died on Saturday.
And In AC Milan’s 1-1 tie with BATE in the Champions League, Kevin Prince Boateng removed his shirt to show a “Cassano 99” Milan short underneath, in solidarity with his teammate who is rumoured to have suffered a stroke.
In neither instances did referees show a yellow card – a mandatory punishment for removing a shirt – and they should both he heralded for not doing so.