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Rodrigo should have been booked for wig celebration

The referee in the Valencia v Barcelona should have booked the striker for putting on a wig, a tribute to former Valencia president Jaume Ortí

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Rodrigo should have been booked for wig celebration

Valencia striker Rodrigo should have been booked, under the letter of the law, for his celebration of his goal against Barcelona in their LaLiga match on Sunday evening at Mestalla. And for more than one reason...

Having tapped the ball past Ter Stegen to give Valencia the lead, Rodrigo ran to the fans, breaking the rule that prohibits players going up to crowd in a manner which could cause security problems.

Wig's not allowed

Rodrigo then put on a wig which had been thrown from the crowd, a tribute to former Valencia president Jaume Ortí, who recently passed away. And that too, under the rules, merited a caution from referee Iglesias, due to the clause prohibiting players covering their heads, or faces, with masks or other articles. As the striker celebrated it appeared as if the referee had taken out his yellow card, but it's not clear is if Iglesias let the player off because he didn't realise he should have booked him, or because he realised the wig was a tribute to Ortí...

Rodrigo in the wig
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Rodrigo in the wigALBERTO IRANZODIARIO AS

Just 15 minutes later the striker was booked for a foul on Paulinho. 

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