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Case study: spiderman mask to celebrate a goal

Aubameyang: Spiderman mask to celebrate a goal.
Aubameyang: Spiderman mask goal celebration.
A new case study from the German Super Cup between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the 2-0 for Dortmund he reaches behind is sock to get a Spiderman mask. He was not cautioned by referee Peter Gagelman for this unique way to celebrate a goal. But was the referee correct? A case study.

Check out the video first: (and let me know if YouTube deleted it please)

The Laws of the Game are clear on this. “While it is permissible for a player to demonstrate his joy when a goal has been scored, the celebration must not be excessive. (…) A player must be cautioned if: he covers his head or face with a mask or other similar item.”

So you should book a player who puts on a Spiderman mask to celebrate a goal.

Did this happen before? Yes, Neymar got his second yellow card for celebrating his goal with a mask on his head. The referee of the Santos match against Colo Colo was right.


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