If a blue card could work for football, where else might it work?


The fever is very high! Football associations are considering testing a new blue card to deal with indiscipline and offenses during matches.


Holy blue! The International Football Association Board (Ifab) will look to add a new charter aimed at cracking down on misbehaving players. The new blue card will force players to spend 10 minutes in the sin bin.

Everyone knows that a red card means you are in big trouble, even outside the world of football. In the game, if you are shown a red card, it means that you will immediately no longer take part in the match and cannot be replaced by another player. Serious stuff.

The yellow card is a warning to caution and caution. If it is shown to you, it means you are guilty of a minor offense but you commit a foul again and a second yellow card is equivalent to an immediate sending off.

The new blue card falls in the middle. If a player commits a callous foul or behaves in a rude manner, he could be shown the blue and be forced to sit in the sin bin for 10 minutes. As in rugby, the sin-bin is basically the bench of shame for the players.

Blue cards are equivalent in strength to a yellow, so if a player receives two blue cards or a blue and a yellow card, he will receive a red card and be given the marching orders for an early shower.

Bad behavior on the rise

Ifab wants to introduce the blue card to deal with the increase in clashes on the pitch. It is also believed that behavior on the pitch reflects on the fans, and it is hoped that the blue card will help quell hostilities among spectators and at grassroots matches.

So far, the Premier League has confirmed that it will not be involved in the initial trial and that the blue card will be tested at the lower level of the sport first.

It’s a great idea, though Culture Euronews He is concerned. If nothing else, he made us think about all the other times in life where a sin bin might be a useful thing.

Take an artist who commits to prolifically releasing his work only to then suffer due to high output. Ridley Scott he is a tireless director famous for having made many films that are sometimes sublime but also regularly turgid. Maybe a little time in the sin bin after every bad movie would make him choose his next project more carefully.

Then there’s all the public laughter that celebrities have and then double down on because of the spotlight.

Remember when you rapper Nicki Minaj she posted that ill-informed tweet about her cousin’s friend from Trinidad with swollen testicles from the vaccine. She imagines if someone had shown Minaj the blue card and forced her to sit out of the public spotlight instead of turning her into a full-blown anti-vaxxer nut.

Of course, anyone who does something seriously wrong still deserves to be criticized and shunned by the public, but it’s these small mistakes that the blue card could come in handy, pardon the pun, for the cultural sector. Who will be the judge? Let the court of public opinion decide! In the attention economy, many stars fall off the cliff of sensitivity when they encounter resistance to their stupid comments. Instead of the tried and failed doubling down, why not use the time for internal reflection and a glorious, understated silence in sin.

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