Nigeria could be sanctioned by FIFA, following Odion Ighalo’s yellow card after his ‘excessive’ goal celebration.
Ighalo lifted his shirt to reveal a message and was booked by Egyptian referee, Ghead Grisha, after scoring Nigeria’s first goal in the Super Eagles’ 4-0 victory over Cameroon in Uyo on Friday.
“He told me that the message on my shirt was about religion because it’s ‘thank you Jesus,” Ighalo told KweséESPN.
FIFA has banned the display of unsanctioned commercial, political, religious or personal slogans or statements in undershirts.
Referee Grisha is expected to include the incident in his report for further action by FIFA.
Ighalo, who limped off with an ice pack, also insisted his injury was not serious.
“It was just a tight hamstring, but I am fine now,” he said.