Come on, where's the consistency?
Before I even begin I want to make it PERFECTLY CLEAR that I do not agree with ANY of the stupid rules that are in place, but seeing as they are then they MUST be followed with the same ruling for all, right?
Following his goal against Liverpool at the weekend Freddy P was shown a yellow card following his, but WHY?
He did not take off his shirt, he did not go into the crowd, all his seemed to do was go mighty close to the advertising hoardings towards the corner of the North Lower Stand, yet this earned him a yellow card!
Fast forward to Sunday evening, West Ham score a penalty and the scorer of this Alessandro Diamanti climbs onto the advertising hoardings in front of his fans, yet he gets NO yellow card!
Come on Mike Dean play the game son...
You might think, ah well never mind, but think about it this way.
A suspension for Freddy P later as a result of this booking, or a lack of one for Diamanti when he should be suspended, later in the season 'might' make so much difference to the outcome of the season?
You never know...I just hope that this does not become a factor!
Once again, I do not see WHY there is a problem with players celebrating with the fans - within reason - as football IS a passionate game, nor do I see why taking your shirt off is a problem, but if you are going to book some for these kinds of actions then why are they not ALL being booked for this?
As eastneydave said to me when I text him as it happened, 'it is called inconsistency and it rules football'...
PLAY UP POMPEY!