Muntari steals yellow card and books Balotelli

Sulley Muntari steals yellow card from referee Antonio Damato and shows it to Mario Balotelli, the AC Milan player who took off his shirt after scoring the 1-0 against FC Turin in the 85th of the match.

Referee Antonio Damato, who is a referee in Uefa’s First Group on the international referee list, got a smile on his face after Muntari’s joke. He orders his yellow back and then officially books Mario Balotelli for taking off his shirt after scoring a goal.

Check out the video. It all goes very fast. Muntari very smoothly took the card from Antonio Damato and walked away with it. You can’t see the booking by Muntari – the camera man was clearly not following it properly – but it’s clear from the video what he did.

I love this football humour and I would not be bothered if a players steals my card and gives it back right after such a joke. Would you book him?

UPDATE: Also Danish player steals yellow card

I got a reply on Facebook that such a situation also happened in Denmark.

Here’s the video and if you can’t see it, here’s a photo of incident where player steals yellow card. As you can see the player (number 22) has the card still in his hands when referee Kenn Hansen books a player. Do you always have a spare set of cards with you?

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