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“After watching Amad Diallo get sent off for removing his shirt, I have a few questions,” begins Alan Middlemass. “Who was the first player to be given a yellow card for celebrating by removing a shirt? Was anyone notorious for doing so before the punishment was introduced? How many have still made the celebration when on a first yellow?”

We covered the last question – players being sent off for taking their shirt off – back in 2016. Most of the examples come from the 21st century, but we missed a good story from February 1996. Beppe Signori scored a late penalty to win the Rome derby for Lazio and was giving a second yellow card for overdoing the euphoria.

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