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