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A football sin-bin: Yes or No?

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UEFA chief Michel Platini has called for yellow cards to be replaced by a sin-bin. He says: "I would change the system of warnings. I would make it like rugby, punishing the offender with 10 or 15 minutes out of the game".

There are mixed views on the topic with people saying that it is a good idea and others disagreeing with the idea completely.

Platini believes that this is a better option than the usual yellow cards and that it should become part of everyday football, saying that a sin-bin would be a fairer punishment because "that way, 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".

Also, Platini thinks that goalkeepers should not be sent off for conceding a penalty as he claims; "the penalty is enough" and keepers don't deserve the red card.

In my opinion, I think that it is a great idea. The involvement of a sin-bin in football would change the way some teams play the game, but teams and players need to be punished for tactical yellow cards.

"It is an idea. Now it needs to mature and see if it really is good for the game. It is a proposal to be explored.

"I think it's something that everyone in FIFA and UEFA agree, but one or two of the countries that make up the International Board are unwilling to change."

What do you think on the topic of a potential sin-bin in football? Are you for or against it?

 

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