Wednesday 7 December 2016

Fans vent fury after Edinson Cavani is booked for making touching Chapecoense tribute

Published 01/12/2016 | 10:11

Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani
Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani

Football fans were livid last night after Paris-Saint -Germain striker Edinson Cavani unveiled a t-shirt in tribute to the devastated Chapecoense club which lost the majority of its squad in a plane crash in Colombia.

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The Uruguayan removed his jersey to reveal his tribute after he scored his 100th PSG goal from the penalty spot in the 2-0 win over Angers.

The white t-shirt had a hand-drawn logo of the Brazilian club above the word “Fuerza” (strength), and he pointed both hands to the sky.

Referee Frank Schneider followed the letter of the law and booked Cavani and the goalscorer revealed afterwards that he understood the decision to give him a yellow card.

Despite Cavani's admission, fans took to social media to criticise the actions of the ref:

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