Socceroo forward Tim Cahill investigated by Federation Internationale de Football Association for "sponsored" celebration

Socceroos star Tim Cahill celebrates scoring a goal against Syria with a capital'T

Instagram Socceroos star Tim Cahill celebrates scoring a goal against Syria with a capital 'T'

Australian footballer Tim Cahill "has come under fire" after using his World Cup qualifying playoff-winning goal celebration to "promote his personal sponsor", according to the London INDEPENDENT.

Following his "last gasp extra-time victor", Cahill made a T symbol above his head toward the crowd. "T" after he scored the winning goal last night?

In a social media post which has since been deleted, Australian online travel agency TripaDeal, posted a photo of Cahill celebrating his goal, his 50th for the Socceroos, with the caption: "Did you catch Tim Cahill, our new brand ambassador, doing the".

Players have been sanctioned by the governing body in the past for advertising unsanctioned brands during games.

"FIFA is reviewing and analysing the reports from the referees and the match commissioners for all matches in Federation Internationale de Football Association competitions. Events which require further attention may be communicated accordingly", Federation Internationale de Football Association said in a statement.

The Socceroos face CONCACAF nation Honduras next month in an intercontinental play-off for a spot in the 2018 World Cup.

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