Southend goalkeeper Paul Smith did no favours for himself or his club with his faux pas at Wembley on Sunday prior to the JPT Final..
As the two teams jogged out of the tunnel the custodian spotted a cameraman, just doing his job, filming the teams coming out.
Mr Smith took it upon himself to issue a `one finger` salute in the direction of the lens. Whether or not it was to the cameraman, probably, or to a wider audience, only Mr Smith will know.
Never the less it was tasteless and I`m sure when gesture is brought to the attention of Mr Brown, manager, Mr Smith, goalkeeper will feel like he should, ashamed.
When Bobby Zamora needlessly and foolishly tried his Eric Cantona, though to be fair to Eric his infamous kung-fu assault was
Lionel Messi breaks the all-time goal record for Barcelona
Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick in the 5-3 win over Granada in La Liga this evening, beating the Barcelona club record of 232 set by Cesar Rodriguez from 1939-1955.
This is the 24-year old Messi's 2nd goal of the game and 233rd goal for Barcelona:
Messi has achieved the record in 314 appearances (compared to 354 for Cesar) underlining his status as the finest current player of football, playing in what is arguably the best team ever.
Messi's Barca goals
153 La Liga
49 Champions League
19 Copa del Rey
8 Spanish Super Cup
4 FIFA Club World Cup
1 European Super Cup
And here's the current list
Updated 21st March 2012 at 10:30 AM by 11v11