It’s not very often you see Petr Cech getting booked, is it?
The mild-mannered Arsenal goalkeeper is widely considered one of football’s nice guys, and is definitely high-up on the list of Czech goalkeepers we’d like to have a beer or two with.
But in the Gunners Premier League clash against West Brom this evening, the towering goalie got pretty emotional at full-time with referee Mike Dean, after he awarded the Baggies a super-late and highly controversial penalty – which Jay Rodriguez slotted home to secure a valuable point.
Cech was furious with the decision and was even booked by Dean for his protests at the final whistle.
And when the former Chelsea ‘keeper walked away, he can be seen mouthing, well, something unsavoury.
Take a look.
In a post-match interview, Cech revealed what happened at the end of the game and claims he did not deserve to be handed the booking by Dean.
He said: “First I got a yellow card for saying this is not a penalty.
“Every time we meet with refs prior to the season, it comes to the point about when the player is close to the ball and has no chance to react it is never a penalty.
“I asked the referee why he changes this decision.
“I was not rude, I just asked the question and it disappoints me even more that he said nothing when I asked him.
“I’m disappointed by the penalty situation and I expect when I walk to the ref with respect and ask a question I would like if he answers in a normal way, not give me a yellow card and say nothing.”
He’s got a point, hasn’t he?