Tosh off – Fulham, 1961
Tosh Chamberlain was the lifelong mate of Johnny Haynes, whom he took to Fulham, where the England inside-forward played 18 years and 658 games to become a Craven Cottage legend. But Chamberlain is also the player who was booked for swearing at that same friend.
“Ain’t he a f****g bighead?” Chamberlain said when Haynes had offered the petulant tea-pot expression following Tosh’s blast over the bar from a precise pass.
After Mervyn Griffiths, a Welsh referee, strode up to him and said, “What did you say?” Chamberlain’s immortal response came :
“Don’t be a cunt ref, he’s on my side.” Out came the yellow card.