Liverpool forward and Swansea City loanee Rhian Brewster recreated Paul Gascoigne’s iconic moment of jokingly booking the referee during the Swans’ 1-1 stalemate with Preston North End.
Brewster, 19, bagged his second goal in three games to earn his team a valuable point on the road against play-off rivals Preston.
The Reds’ academy graduate is currently embarking on a six-month loan deal that will keep Brewster in south-Wales until the end of the season.
The draw leaves both sides just outside the play-off places, with Preston seventh and Steve Cooper’s Swans a point worse off in eighth.
But Swansea made it just one defeat in six Championship outings courtesy of Brewster’s first-half equaliser that cancelled out Scott Sinclair’s opener against his former team.
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Rhian Brewster jokingly booking the referee for dropping his yellow card. 😂 pic.twitter.com/AqKea2JiYa
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However, the iconic moment of the match occurred in the closing stages when, after referee Geoff Eltringham dropped his cards, Brewster picked up the yellow and brandished it in the official’s direction similarly to Gascoigne 25-years ago.
Although EFL official Eltringham managed to see the funny side unlike referee Charlie Richmond who on December 30th 1995 after Gazza spied the referee’s yellow card lying on the turf before half-heartedly waving the card towards to officials direction was later booked for dissent.