There is an argument for an ‘orange card’ to be introduced in football

TalkSPORT presenter Simon Jordan has made the case for introducing an ‘orange card’ in football.

Let’s be clear. This is not the first time that such an idea has been suggested. In 2014, Jérôme Champagne, then a candidate for the FIFA presidency, suggested introducing orange cards which would allow referees to send players to a bin.

This is a subject that has generated enormous debate. Former referee George Courtney, who officiated at two World Cups, said the introduction of orange cards would be welcome.

“It would have to be by the right criteria, but I think now is the time to seriously consider the sins,” Courney told the BBC.

“I expect the international board to consider them. Red card offenses should always be punished with a red card, but maybe for other offenses it would work.”

Another former referee, Roger Milford, claimed it would make football ‘too dictatorial’, but eight years on former Crystal Palace chairman Jordan believes there is still a case for a third card to happen. found in the middle of a yellow and a red.

You can see Jordan’s argument below.

He said: “I think there is a case for a third card that goes in the middle due to an infraction, so it becomes a rated card.

“So, for example, you get cautioned for taking your shirt off, then your next offense is dissent. It could become an orange card. Then it kicks someone out of the game for ten minutes.

“A red card retains the position of the red card, i.e. once you receive a red card, you are out of the game, regardless of the case.”

Jordan’s case has certainly sparked a lot of reactions on social media.

One fan wrote, “Local dissent warnings already involve a sin-bin for 10 minutes and it works really well, in my opinion.”

Another said: “Playing at the highest level players need to be very aware of the rules and play carefully after a first yellow. If players get a second yellow then no more cheating them. I wouldn’t give players more margin of error.”

A third commented: “Just leave the game alone.”

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