Fans vent fury after Edinson Cavani is booked for making touching Chapecoense tribute
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.
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:
Cavani got a yellow card for this. Sometimes I just hate referees. pic.twitter.com/xU91tWurfa— Brandon. (@Lamelesque) December 1, 2016
An amazing tribute from Cavani to Chape. Soccer isn't only a game. Unfortunately he received an insensible yellow card after that. #cavani— Wendel Santos (@Wendel_PSY) November 30, 2016
When you think referees are bad enough here Cavani gets a yellow card for taking his top off and dedicating his goal to the Brazilian family— Haz (@VivaLaMartial) November 30, 2016
Cavani booked for dedicating his 100th goal to the victims of #Chapecoense. Is FIFA for real? This yellow card rule needs to be scrapped NOW— Varun Raj Jain (@vrj28) November 30, 2016
Cavani getting a yellow tonight is a disgrace, getting behind the cause like the whole world of football, should be given a gold card— Lawrence Schott (@lowzOTT) November 30, 2016