Club Atlético Lanús hosted Estudiantes in the Argentinean Primera División on Monday night, and quickly fell behind to a goal involving some of the most comical defending seen in South America since... the previous day.
Lanús took thirteen minutes to equalize via Lautaro Acosta, who celebrated along with strike partner Santiago Silva by running to the sideline and putting on firefighter's helmets. They may have earned some laughs for their emergency services impersonation, but they were metaphorically burned by referee Andres Merlos, who gave them both yellow cards.
One may not think that FIFA rules prohibit the parody of fire rescue professionals, but the killjoy section of the laws of the game state that a player must be cautioned if "he covers his head or face with a mask or other similar item" during a celebration. Unless an orphanage burned at the same time, it still seems a little harsh.
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- Sports & Recreation
- Lautaro Acosta
- Santiago Silva