sport news Blue card punishments 'WILL apply to goalkeepers' if football's new laws are ... trends now

sport news Blue card punishments 'WILL apply to goalkeepers' if football's new laws are ... trends now
sport news Blue card punishments 'WILL apply to goalkeepers' if football's new laws are ... trends now

sport news Blue card punishments 'WILL apply to goalkeepers' if football's new laws are ... trends now

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Further details surrounding the potential introduction of blue cards into football have been revealed.

Football fans and pundits were left baffled by the news on Thursday that the new card would be trialled to sin-bin players guilty of minor offences for ten minutes - with raged supporters claiming the new rule change would ruin the game.

An introduction of the card would be the first new card in football in more than half a century, with yellow and red cards being introduced in 1970 and running to the present day.

The proposals have received largely negative responses from Premier League managers, with Ange Postecoglou agreeing that the proposals would ruin the game and Mikel Arteta suggesting they could be trialled if they improve football.

New details have raised further questions, however, with it initially unclear where goalkeepers and managers stood with the sin-bin idea. According to The Telegraph, however, those queries have now been answered.

More details have emerged regarding the potential use of blues cards by referees in football

More details have emerged regarding the potential use of blues cards by referees in football 

Proposed plans were potentially being set to be tested in FA Cup matches from next season

Proposed plans were potentially being set to be tested in FA Cup matches from next season

Reports suggest the rules will apply all the same to goalkeepers, with outfielders having to go in goal unless a substitution is made

WHAT IS A BLUE CARD?

Referees will have the power to show blue cards for cynical fouls that stop threatening attacks and dissent towards a match official.

The card may also be issued to confirm a player should be shown a red card if they receive two blue cards in a match or a combination of a yellow and a blue. 

The revolutionary move would be the first new colour of card introduced into top end football since red and yellow cards were adopted at the 1970 World Cup. 

Trials will not be conducted during top-tier matches, though FA Cup and Women's FA Cup games could be used for

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