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Don't ban footballers from displaying messages on T shirts.

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Can you imagine a world without 'Why Always Me?' Without footballers being able to thank God, their families or important political figures after scoring goals?

The FA will discuss a ban on slogans on T-shirts at a meeting next month. They say the changes are necessary because of 'grey areas' about what is acceptable and unacceptable to have on a T shirt.

Why not leave it up to the referee? He already has to report all messages seen on T-shirts to the FA after a game. Instead, players could be made to reveal the messages on their T shirts to the referee before the match. The referee would have the power to veto anything considered too controversial - which wouldn't apply to 'Why Always Me?', 'Thank You Madiba' or 'God Is Great'.

A ban would take some of the colour, life and 'water-cooler moments' out of football. Let's call on the FA not to be killjoys.

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