the Crown Office said the decision was based on the player's behaviour, rather than a single act.
In addition to crossing himself, the player was alleged to have made gestures to the crowd at the start of the second half of the game on 12 February.
INTOLERANT RELIGIOUS FANATICS?
I do know a lot who are - but I'd say for each one who is, there are about five people rolling their eyes behind them. It can be a problem here, but I'd say that mostly things are on the lighthearted side than real bigotry. This is a good example perhaps of it being taken too far - Boruc being penalised for something which is natural to himself and anyone of his religion. I don't think it should be a problem.. but on the other hand I'd say Boruc was playing up to the crowd as his behaviour often shows and that it was done to produce the reaction it received. I don't think his action was out of place, but if he did have hidden motives (as I suspect he and Gazza did have in these incidents) then his intentions
were less than worthy.