DEDRYCK BOYATA has got his international side into hot water with UEFA for one of the most bizarre things you’ll ever see on a football charge sheet.
The defender played the second half of Belgium’s tie against Russia with the wrong shirt on and as a result, UEFA have charged the Belgian FA under article 43 according to Sky Sports (1) of the competition regulations which state: “Before each match, each team shall indicate in the relevant match sheet the numbers, full names, dates of birth and, if applicable, shirt names of the 23 players in the squad.”
Boyata came out for the second half with a fresh shirt, unbeknownst to him it was Batshuayi’s fresh jersey.
The team battered Russia 4-1 but the shine has somewhat been taken off the victory with this charge as well as a delayed kick off charge levied against the country by UEFA.
It’s a pretty ridiculous charge but as we’ve seen in the past with the European governing body, they enforce the rules to the letter – even if they are ridiculous.
Boyata left Celtic in the summer on a pre-contract – signing for Hertha Berlin after four years in Glasgow.
Many have forgotten all about the big man since they got a new towering defender in Christopher Jullien.