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Deaf footballer sent off for celebrating goal because he didn’t hear referee’s whistle

A deaf football player was sent off after celebrating an offside goal because he couldn’t hear the whistle.

Philip John Dolan, who plays for the Great Britain and Scotland deaf football teams, was playing for Kilsyth against Armadale in a replay of a Scottish Junior Cup tie when the referee ruled him offside.

Unable to hear the whistle, the 24-year-old, who is known as PJ, kept playing and was given a yellow card for ignoring the signal.

PJ only noticed he had been booked after he had put the ball past the goalie and turned round to ­celebrate.

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