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Platini considers sin bins

by Charles Pulling


It seems that UEFA president Michel Platini has two items on his bucket list. Numero uno is to usurp Sepp Blatter from his FIFA throne; and secondly to have a ‘legacy’.

In in this pursuit of attaining a lasting impact on Football’s landscape the former France legend has taken to flinging whatever muck he can find at a wall and seeing what sticks. His latest idea, according to the BBC, is the introduction of a rugby-style ‘sin bin’ for players who receive yellow cards.

Apparently Monsieur Platini believes this rule change, which would see a player on the receiving end of a yellow being put off the pitch for 10/15 minutes, would be fairer for all as:

the benefit goes to the team he is playing against, in the same match, instead of a sanction by cards which is carried out against a third team, the next on the calendar

Forget tackling FIFA’s rampant corruption, chronic racism or even, heaven forbid, workers rights in Qatar  – Obviously the real issue in modern football is rampant yellow cards.

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Charles Pulling

Charles Pulling

Co-Editor of @bpfootball. Content for ViceUK, inbedwimaradona, sabotagetimes + Others. Featured on http://WorldSoccer.com

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