Posted on Tuesday, 8th February 2011 by Sean
How does one celebrate a goal nowadays without being booked?
This was not the most gracious of answers that Browny could have gave but If I got a booking for that celebration I would mock it as well, as it stank of bulls***.
Banter happens at all levels of football. On a personal level I am a central defender and from personal experience banter, wisecracks and jibes between opponents are a key element of the game today.
Browny also informed:-
“It was all just a bit of banter as far as I was concerned. I’ve been wound up by loads of people on the park and I’ve done it to more than my fair share of opponents as well. It’s part of the game.”
But was Browns yellow card acceptable?
Personally I am unsure whether it was as it seemed like he did nothing at all wrong to incite any trouble.
- Brown did not jump any advertising boarding.
- Brown did not provoke the away fans by gesturing towards them directly.
- Brown did not enter the crowd in elation.
- What he did do was celebrate less than 2 ft in front of an opponent. Now I have studied the celebration through my own captured footage and Brown does not say any derogatory or insulting remarks, nor does he strike Diouf.
Was it an acceptable way to conduct duty? The referee thought not and immediately booked Browny. Bhoys fans views seem to be mixed on the matter a lot arguing that “A captain should lead by example and be controlled in celebrations.”
In my words I saw nothing wrong with his celebration. In other leagues I have seen worse things happen after goals have gone in with no cards even given. Was it a definate booking?
An example of a definate booking came by in the english premier league at the weekend, take note referees:-
In the thriller that was Newcastle versus Arsenal, Joey Barton exquisitely nestled a penalty past Gunners keeper Szczesny. The keeper then retrieved the ball from the net and purposely held onto it. The encroaching Barton and Kevin Nolan then proceeded to try and get the ball off the stubborn Szczesny, Nolan then roughly grabbed the ball and felled the keeper. This in the eyes of the rules is a definate booking which the referee gave.
Do referees need their memories jogging as a reminder to what constitutes a miscarriage of the rules and what is not?
(The flute player - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sport/football/46264.stm )
The bog-brush zebra haircut headed Diouf, like the belligerent philanthropist, humanitarian he is known for, decided to add more ‘salt’ to the ‘meal’ by saying “Who is Scott Brown anyway?”.
I imagine he knows the answer as his brainspan does not contain rhetoric?
I began to wonder if he actually remembered what team his team just played against.
This also gives evidence that he listens to sweet F*** all, even what his manager has to say which was probably “Kick the baw, dribble and if you don’t have the baw kick someone wearing green and white.”
Diouf talented with his feet he may be but with the vestibule of a hollow hole in his face that echoes dirt, I think his career after football may not be in politics or public after dinner speaking and the world would be automatically thrust into the total end of days, armageddon some might say if he decides that his latter days lie in educational school teaching.
As for now the “Banter” may it continue.