For F*cks Sake…
I don’t like the latest soccer news; I don’t like it one bit!
As if football officials didn’t have enough to think about, now the International Football Association could add a blue card to the ref’s pocket… Oh, the joys.
The power-hungry officials who love producing yellow and red cards will have a new color to make their presence known, as a blue card would be produced to remove a player from the game temporarily.
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Ice Hockey might not be the only sport with sin bins, as the world of professional soccer has received the go-ahead from the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to introduce a new rule. Should a player decide to commit a cynical foul or dissent, a blue card and you are off to the sin bin, mate, for 10 minutes.
If you receive two blue cards or a yellow and a blue card, you’re out of the game permanently.
IFAB will publish the detailed protocols for sin bin trials in professional football tomorrow and are expected to include a provision for blue cards 🟦
In the trials, referees will have the power to send players off for 10 minutes for dissent or cynical fouls ⏱️ pic.twitter.com/TXzz7DFaSy
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 8, 2024
Soccer rumors state how the IFAB is expected to approve the implementation of an extended sin bin experiment at senior levels of the game during its annual meeting on March 2nd in Glasgow.
Trials have already occurred in both England and Wales in amateur and youth fixtures. In November of last year, the governing body of the sport decided that these trials should be extended to higher levels of football.
In addition, the board members expressed their support for a suggested experiment whereby just the team captain would be allowed to contact the referee during certain significant game scenarios.
That’s great and all; I understand the desire to make the game better, but this isn’t it! Can you imagine two or three players receiving blue cards? And how the teams with fewer players will look to waste time until their full squad is on the pitch?
Treble winners with 115 financial charges to their name, VAR, sin bins, blue cards, and now *The Undertaker* is handing out the trophy in a final featuring Cristiano Ronaldo.
The game’s been gone a long time. Have we lost it?!pic.twitter.com/8vs1SGfY18
— Alex Turk (@AlexCTurk) February 8, 2024
Here’s an idea: fix the f*ck-ups already in soccer games, such as VAR, which continues to receive a plethora of criticism due to its flawed nature and implementation.
The last thing soccer news should be reporting is another ambiguous rule that will consistently be the subject of controversy… So, here’s to hoping it completely fails.
Ivan Toney realising he can now add blue cards to his bet builders pic.twitter.com/ZJWRXOg9er
— T G J (@thatguysjokes) February 8, 2024