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Dimitar Berbatov semi-literally took a page out of Keyshawn Johnson’s book. The Premier League figuratively took one out of the National Football League’s in response.
The soccer star scored a goal for Fulham England’s Premier League on Wednesday. He celebrated by taking off his jersey and revealing a T-shirt containing a somewhat familiar handwritten message: “Keep Calm and Pass Me the Ball.” Referee Phil Dowd represented the long arm of the law and cautioned Berbatov for removing his jersey.
Dowd didn’t have to show the 31-year-old a yellow card. He simply ignored the obvious humor and applied a strict interpretation of that law of the game.
The NFL is commonly derided as the “No Fun League,” as players are often penalized for excessive touchdown celebrations and other displays of emotion that officials think goes too far.
Berbatov’s message hearkens back to the days of yore (fall of 1997 to be exact) when Johnson, then a talented rookie wide receiver wrote a book titled Just Give...
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“Keep Calm And Pass Me The Ball.” is what Dimitar Berbatov's shirt said after he ripped off his jersey today during their match-up with Southampton. Berbatov scored the only goal for Fulham in the 8th minute to take a 1-0 lead. The game is currently tied 1-1 in extra time after a late goal from
"Keep calm and pass me the ball."This is precisely what the undershirt of Dimitar Berbatov said after the Fulham star connected on an early goal against Soutampton. Berbatov received a yellow card for his shenanigan.However, his goal proved to be the game-winner as Fulham blanked Southampton 1-0.Did his written words warrant a card, in your opinion?Via Big Lead.
Dimitar Berbatov has always had a great sense of humor and on Boxing Day, it made a great appearance. The Fulham striker scored a goal against Southampton and proceeded to lift up his jersey to unveil a T-shirt which simply said: ‘Keep Calm And Pass Me The Ball’ t-shirt. The only person (other than the Southampton supporters) who were not impressed were McKayla Maroney and Phil...
Rickie Lambert scored a late penalty to ensure Southampton stayed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 1-1 draw at Fulham on Wednesday.
Lambert netted in the 85th minute after Chris Baird was adjudged to have handled Gaston Ramirez's corner.
Fulham had led since the eighth minute when Dimitar Berbatov slotted home after Southampton goalkeeper Kelvin Davis fumbled...
Rickie Lambert's late penalty secured Southampton a hard-earned point in west London as Fulham's poor recent run continued with a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.
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