The regulation is the regulation. And a footballer does not have the right to make a message by removing his jersey to celebrate a goal. But there are circumstances that invite indulgence, frankly. The referee of PSG-Angers, Franck Schneider was not of this opinion, obviously, since he chose to warn Edinson Cavani, who removed his tunic to reveal a simple and concise thought (“ACF Fuerza”) in Tribute to the victims of the air crash that cost the life of almost all the Brazilian team of Chapecoense.
“I know that’s how it works, but the message was more important than the box,” reacted, a fine player, the Paris striker after the fact. It must be said that he had succeeded his evening (a hundredth goal since his arrival in France) and that he had been in the tone of tribute given throughout the evening by the Parc des Princes in Chapecoense.