Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Congratulations And Celebrations

Can a player over-celebrate if he or she scores a goal?

I'm sure this is the sort of question that vexes you, like me, from time to time.

FIFA rules state that "While it is permissible for a player to demonstrate his joy when a goal has been scored, the celebration must not be excessive."

Things for which you can be cautioned when celebrating a goal are:

  • Climbing on the perimeter fence
  • Making gestures which are provocative, derisory or inflammatory
  • Removing one's shirt over one's head or covering one's head with one's shirt.
Poor Arjen Robben of Chelsea FC has just got himself into trouble for hurling himself into the crowd when he scored.

Of course there are those who would argue that celebrating a goal is an art form in itself.

1 comment:

Jungle VIP said... one minute twenty one seconds into the video....there is a distinct sign of the Royals. You rrrrs...zzzzz

Relegation or decide?