Blue Cards Set To Be Introduced Into Professional Football As Part Of 10 Minute Sin-Bin Trial
8 Feb 2024
A new blue card is set to be introduced in professional football as part of trials for sin-bins.
According to The Telegraph, the International Football Association Board has signed off on the introduction of a blue card, which will be part of a trial for sin-bins.
The new protocol set to be announced on Friday will see players removed from the field for 10 minutes if they commit a cynical foul or show dissent towards an official.
The new card is set to be limited for fouls committed during a promising attack plus dissent.
If a player receives two blue cards or a combination of yellow and blue, they could end up being shown a red card.
Sin-bins have been trialled in grassroots football in England for several years and it has now been confirmed they will be trialled at an elite level.
The FA are said to be considering volunteering the FA Cup and Women’s FA Cup as competitions for testing next season.
The introduction of blue cards would be the first change since the 1970 World Cup where both yellow and red cards were used.