What They're Saying

"Goal celebrations are a personal matter and up to the player to decide. No one dictates what the player can do as long as he stays within the [rules] of the game and as long as it doesn't result in a caution. He is a very articulate young man and will have weighed up the pros and cons and decided to do it because it was a personal and emotional matter."

-- Everton spokesman Ian Ross on the goal controversial celebration by Tim Cahill, who crossed his wrists as if he had been handcuffed in a show of solidarity with his brother, who started a six-year prison sentence in January for grievous bodily harm with intent. (BBC)
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