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Michel Platini calls for sin bin instead of yellow cards

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The Frenchman believes it is a fairer punishment (©GettyImages)
The Frenchman believes it is a fairer punishment (©GettyImages).

UEFA President Michel Platini has believes a sin bin system should be implemented to replace yellows cards in football.

According to BBC Sport the 58-year-old believes that this would be a good strategy to bring into the game, as players would be able to come back on the pitch after being sin binned.

However, if they receive two yellows or a red, they cannot be replaced.

The Frenchman says he would like to see a system similar to the one used in Rugby Union used in football.

"I would make it like rugby, punishing the offender with ten or 15 minutes out of the game," He explained.

"It's an idea, now it needs to mature and to see if it is really good for the game."

The way it works in rugby is the player misses ten minutes of the game, sitting on the sideline, due to a bad foul, such as high tackle.

The team carries on playing with one less member on the field, until the ten minutes run out and that player can return. But if the player gets another yellow then he will miss the rest of the game.

Platini is positive that there are positives to bringing this new law into the game, as it is fairer to the players.

"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 team next on the calendar."

The Frenchman has also thought about bringing in goal-line technology into the Euro Championships 2016, Platini was also the mastermind behind the idea of introducing an extra official into the Europa League and Champions League.

However, the UEFA chief believes that a few countries will not participate in this new rule when it comes to voting.

"I think it is something everyone in UEFA and FIFA agree on, but one or two countries may be unwilling to change."

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