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Tim Cahill may be punished for his celebration against Syria in World Cup qualifying

The Australian made a 'T' signal with his hands which has since been linked with a sponsorship deal

When will these footballers learn?

Tim Cahill could be in trouble following his celebration during Australia’s win over Syria in World Cup qualifying.

The former Everton midfielder put in a vintage performance, scoring two headers to end the middle-eastern side’s hopes of making it to Russia.

Tim Cahill was the hero for Australia in a hard-fought play-off

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Name a better header of a ball under six foot… we’ll wait

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However, in amongst all the drama, the 37-year-old veteran made a ‘T’ signal with his hands during his celebration.

And rather depressingly it seems it was because of a sponsorship deal with Australian travel agency TripADeal.

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Artificial celebrations prompted by money are bad enough but they could also land those involved in hot water.

These sort of endorsements break rulings regrading exclusivity with official sponsors who pay out the nose to be properly associated with teams, matches, tournaments, etc.

Nicklas Bendtner was fined £80,000 for flashing Paddy Power boxer shorts in Euro 2012.

Really?

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Really?

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And Wes Morgan narrowly escaped punishment for telescope celebration against Sevilla in reference to his association with Captain Morgan rum.

What’s that in the distance? A fine from UEFA?

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What’s that in the distance? A fine from UEFA?

It’s still not known whether or not Cahill will definitely be punished but he is sure to be warned over the situation.

And he certainly won’t be able to get away with anything like this at the World Cup.

Best to just stick to boxing the corner flag, Timmy.


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