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Yellow card for selfie: MLS striker punished after celebrating goal

Published time: July 07, 2014 16:14
Still from YouTube video/Sporting Kansas City

Still from YouTube video/Sporting Kansas City

Compared to US goalkeeper Tim Howard, Dom Dwyer may not be a household name, but that could change now. The English-born US player stunned a Major Soccer League crowd by taking a selfie after scoring a goal, but got a yellow card for his troubles.

Dwyer, a forward for Sporting Kansas City, latched on to a defensive mistake by the Chicago Fire, before providing a cool finish and slotting the ball into the net. However, the player ran toward a photographer, grabbed his mobile phone and proceeded to take a selfie in front of the crowd, after putting his side 1-0 up.

Sadly, the referee person was not as impressed with Dwyer’s sense of fun. Alan Kelly promptly brandished a yellow card in the striker’s direction. The official in charge of the MLS match, which finished 1-1, decided to book the player for over-celebrating.

Footballers can also be shown a yellow card for taking their shirts off after scoring, or trying to incite the crowd while celebrating.

This is not the first in-game selfie by a footballer. Earlier this year, in the UK, Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe was so bored watching his side whip Portsmouth 5-0 that he posed for a selfie with a couple of fans.

Comments (2)

 

Observo 08.07.2014 14:14

Morgan 07.07.2014 20:01

Good for the Ref! There was a time when sportsmanship didn't include thinking JUST about your-self-ie! He's part of a TEAM & this addictive,narcissist ic culture of grabbing an i-phone immediately

  


FIFA makes millions of dollars because off these lonely addictive narcissistic youths, so shut your mouth and let them be................

Less they get like me; who never will pay a dime to watch grown men play with a ball and make smart men rich/richer..

 

Morgan 07.07.2014 20:01

Good for the Ref! There was a time when sportsmanship didn't include thinking JUST about your-self-ie! He's part of a TEAM & this addictive,narcissist ic culture of grabbing an i-phone immediately for everything is quite backward(using forward techno-ironically).W ho the heck wants to see his tongue or tonsils anyway? Yuck! Show some professional team spirit.Underneath all these 'selfie's are some really LONELY screwed up youth who need constant 'selfie' recognition from OTHERS!Focus on the BALL footballer, not your face!

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