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Scorer fined for handcuff celebration
November 11th, 2008 7AM
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[ENGLAND]Ipswich Town midfielder David Norriswas fined by his club for celebrating a goal with a handcuff gesture that was interpreted as a dedication to his former teammate Luke McCormick, who is serving a prison sentence for killing two boys in a drunk-driving car accident on the way home from Norris' wedding in June of 2007.

The mother of the boys said, "To celebrate a goal like that is disrespectful to me and my husband and my boys. He should be given a ban by his club. Norris is doing this in front of thousands of supporters, including children, and sending out the wrong message that we can drink and drive and it's OK to kill someone."

The English FA may take further action against Norris.

"It wasn't a handcuff sign, it was a private message, but I can see how people might have seen it like that and I apologize wholeheartedly if it has caused any offense," Norris said. "Luke is a good friend of mine and I have told him I will visit him in prison, but he made a massive mistake and he is rightly paying the price for it."

Click HERE for a photo of Norris' gesture.

Earlier this season, Everton's star Tim Cahill apologized when he celebrated goal with a handcuffs gesture aimed at his brother, who is in prison for assualt and battery.



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