Player Gets Red Card For Having Cock Ring. Can We Say “Cock Ring?”

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewellery). This, apparently, includes ding dong jewelry.

– FIFA Laws of the Game

Player wears genital piercing. Player takes shot to genitals. Referee finds out about piercing. Referee ejects Player. Internet hilarity ensues.

Here’s a statement from the club’s website, next to a headline about a “cock-up:”

On Sunday June 19th, an Old Hill Wanderers player was sent off, during the game against Swinburne University Reserves.

A video of the event was subsequently posted online via Twitter & Facebook.  Unfortunately this video is incomplete, and only shows the events toward the conclusion of the incident.  Accordingly some media reports are not entirely accurate.

During the first half, our player was struck in the groin by the ball, and left the field to receive attention.  At this point the referee became aware that the he had a body piercing. He subsequently received two yellow cards, firstly for re-entering the field of play without the referee’s permission, and secondly for privacy reasons being unable to prove that he had removed the piercing. At no point during the incident did the player of Old Hill Wanderers expose himself to the referee or to other players on the field.

Old Hill Wanderers FC is satisfied that the conduct of both the referee and our player was reasonable, and accepts that the two yellow cards given to the player were in accordance with the laws of football.

Old Hill Wanderers FC apologises to VicSoccer and the referee in question regarding the negative attention that may have been generated by this unfortunate event.

h/t a lot of people

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