Worst. Rule. Ever. Edin Dzeko is the latest victim for revealing New Year message

Yes, we know the rules have been in place for years and the players should know better.

But, football is a sport to be enjoyed and cautioning Edin Dzeko for wishing us all a “Happy New Year” is simply wrong and would be against the “spirit of football,” if there was such a thing.

What should surely grate for many is that the shirt removal rule was brought in to ensure sponsors names’ remained front and centre.

Yet, Dzeko’s shirt removal today was one of the finest gestures seen on New Year’s Day in English football and just makes the referee look pathetic.

Whenever there are lists of what rules need changing in football, this is the one mentioned. When will the rule makers listen to the fans?

GIF below. Followed by some choice Tweets.