If a player receives a red card during the final of a football tournament and leaves the pitch, can he goes back and celebrate the title, if his team wins? Do you remember such a case?

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Yes; the French player Marcel Desailly got sent off during the 1998 World Cup final against Brasil but there are many pictures of him celebrating, like the one below (he's the one in the blue shirt with number 8):

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(source: ABC News, Getty Images, Lutz Bongarts)

Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen [2001-02 DFB Pokal final (4-2)]

Victor Agali got sent off and went back on the pitch to celebrate.

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Image source: YouTube

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