Ghanaian football player, Samuel Asamoah, who plays for Sint Truiden, will be punished for a T-shirt with the inscription “Jesus loves you”.
The fast-rising star admitted to reporters that he knew the consequences of wearing a T-shirt with inscriptions.
“Of course I knew that I was not allowed to do that,” Asamoah said after the game.
But he explained that he was overexcited after he scored his first hat-trick in the season for his team to win the match.
“It was from sheer emotion that I did it. I am especially happy for our team and staff that we are playing such a good game and getting the three points.”
“I can’t remember when I scored three more times. It must have been a long time ago. I like it. It is a shame that I will have to miss next week’s game, but I have every confidence in our team.”
Asamoah has scored 4 goals in 24 leagues games for Sint Truiden in the ongoing campaign.
FIFA Bans Shirt Inscription
In 2014, at a meeting of the International FA Board (IFAB), the game’s law-making body, in Zurich issued the ban on shirt inscription.
“From now on there can be no slogan or image whatsoever on undergarments even good-natured ones,” the FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke told a news conference after an IFAB meeting.
“This will apply from June 1and be in force for the World Cup.”
Valcke said in Zurich: “It is definitely decided that players must not have any slogan or statement, and we are making the decision that it will apply to the World Cup and it will be enforced from 1 June and not 1 July.”