MATCH-WINNER Danny Mayor has called on the Football Association to re-examine the rules governing yellow cards for over-exuberant goal celebrations.
The 23-year-old midfielder sealed three points for the Shakers in a 2-1 win at home to Accrington on Saturday with an early contender for goal of the season.
But he was booked by referee Kevin Wright after charging towards the jubilant Bury fans in the Les Hart Stand of the JD Stadium.
“I think it (the booking) is stupid,” said Mayor.
“He (the referee) said he had got to book me, but I think they have got to look at it.
“I knew I was getting dragged – I have scored and I have gone nuts basically.
“I would have understood if I had jumped over the hoardings and into the fans but I stayed on the pitch side.
“All the fans came over and all the players came over. You just saw the togetherness of the team, basically.”
Mayor added that the significance of the goal, as well as its quality, was what made it stand out for him.
The former Sheffield Wednesday winger cut inside off the left flank before curling it into the top corner from 25 yards.
It was a carbon copy of strike in a 4-1 victory over Cheltenham last season that was nominated for the goal of the season award.
But there was no competition for the Leyland-born player which was his favourite.
“I preferred this one because it was a 2-1 win and I got the winner,” he explained, before adding, “I would love to say I do that all of the time in training, but it doesn’t happen that way.
“I try doing it in training – coming inside and shooting – but today it has come off and nestled in the back of the net and we have got three points, which is the kind of goal you remember.”
Despite his man-of-the-match performance helping Bury to remain in the League Two play-off places, Mayor believes they will have to up their game if they are to stay in the promotion hunt.
A trip to Wycombe, who are a place above Buy in fifth, lies in store this weekend.
“I thought Accy were good today but I thought we made them look even better with the way we played,” said Mayor after Saturday’s slender victory over rock-bottom Accrington.
“If we play like that against better teams we will get beat.”