Putting their message across… after Berbatov's Keep Calm scribble, here's the best moments when footballers get shirty
13:40 GMT, 27 December 2012
Fulham star Dimitar Berbatov earned himself a yellow card against Southampton with a shirt emblazoned with the words 'Keep Calm and Pass Me the Ball.'
The stunt could be called arrogant, but he's hardly the first player to make a mistake as far as shirt decorations go.
Arrogant: Berbatov rubbed some people the wrong way after scoring the first goal in Fulham's match against Southampton
Sportsmail took a look back at some of the more memorable messages that have been communicated through the use of a shirt.
Carlos Tevez – 'Feliz Cumple Mami'
Mummy's boy: Tevez showed off the message after scoring the only goal in Manchester City's 1-0 win over Chelsea
Tevez went for a home-made approach when he sent his Mum a birthday greeting in 2010. The words 'Feliz Cumple Mami,' which translates as 'Happy Birthday Mum,' had been scrawled on his shirt in black marker.
Mario Balotelli – 'Why Always Me'
Feeling sorry for himself: The Italian revealed his shirt after scoring in the Manchester derby
After taking City ahead in last year's Manchester derby, the Italian lifted his shirt to ask the question 'Why Always Me' The message would have made more sense had the striker not spent the night before setting fire to his own home with some fireworks.
Paul Scharner – Albion crest
Proud father: Paul Scharner was wearing a shirt designed by his children, who had supposedly drawn the Albion logo for luck
The West Brom midfielder angered Wolverhampton manager Mick McCarthy when he seemed to taunt Wolves fans with an Albion logo which had been drawn onto his shirt by his kids. McCarthy later apologised for accusing Scharner of 'taking the p***,' after realising what was on the shirt.
Samir Nasri – 'Eid Mubarak'
Celebration: Nasri followed Manchester City's third goal against Southampton with the words 'Eid Mubarak'
When Manchester City went 3-2 up against Southampton thanks to a strike from Samir Nasri, the French international treated watching fans to the traditional Eid festival greeting 'Eid Mubarak,' which means 'blessed festival'
Robbie Fowler – 'Support the 500 Sacked Dockers'
Punished: Fowler was fined 2,000 Swiss Francs by UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Committee
The Liverpool striker was fined 2,000 Swiss Francs by UEFA after revealing a shirt that gave support to striking Liverpudlian dock workers in 1997. Liverpool were up against Brann Bergen in a European Cup Winners' Cup match and won 3-0 after a brace from Fowler.
Lee Trundle – Urinating on Cardiff shirt
Arrested: The Swansea man was later taken into custody for a public order offence after complaints from fans, including supporters of Swansea
Trundle was arrested for a public order offence after angering Cardiff fans. During Swansea's 2-1 defeat of Carlisle in the Football League Trophy final in 2006, Trundle wore a shirt that depicted a cartoon man in Swansea kit urinating over a Cardiff shirt. He then paraded around with a flag that had 'F*** off Cardiff' written on it.
Paul Tait – 'Birmingham City S**t on the Villa'
Foolish: Tait claimed that the prank was banterous, but observers didn't see it that way
The Birmingham City midfielder was fined 3,000 for his stunt in 1995, which saw him wear a shirt emblazoned with the words 'Birmingham City S**t on the Villa.' City were up against Carlisle Untied in the Auto Windscreen Shield final and the 23-year-old scored the only goal of the match. Tait claimed that it was meant as a humourous prank, but the move received criticism from all sides.
Artur Boruc – 'God Bless the Pope'
'The Holy Goalie': Boruc celebrated Celtic's win over Rangers with a tribute to the Pope
The Poland international whipped off his shirt after Celtic's 3-2 win over Rangers in 2008, and was underneath wearing an undershirt featuring a picture of John Paul II and the words 'God Bless the Pope.' He was defended by manager Gordon Strachan, who said: 'If it was 'God Bless Myra Hindley,' I might have a problem.'
Liverpool – Luis Suarez support
Defiant: Suarez had been banned for eight matches and fined 40,000 by the FA, but his teammates were determined to support his appeal
When Suarez received an eight-match ban by the FA for racially abusing Patrice Evra, there were some who felt his punishment was deserved. But not his teammates or his manager, as they donned T-shirts in support of the Uruguayan striker before Liverpool's clash with Wigan. Manager Kenny Dagliesh was in favour of the display, saying: 'It is a great reflection of the man as a character, a person and a footballer that the boys have been so supportive and so have the supporters.'
Danny Graham – 'Watford's Table Tennis Champion 2010/11'
Smug: Graham was proud of his ping-pong prowess
Danny Graham, in his days playing for Watford, managed to keep things friendly with his own comical shirt message. According to the forward the team used to enjoy a game table tennis after training sessions and Graham had emerged victorious from his most recent battle with Don Cowie. After scoring against Portsmouth in 2011 the cheeky Watford man proudly revealed a shirt on which he had written 'Watford's Table Tennis Champion 2010/11. Get Over It Lads!!!'