Uefa president Michel Platini has stated that he would like to introduce a sin-bin into football, but is the Frenchman just using this opinion to gain votes?
Always on the search for the next revolutionary change, Platini - in an interview with AS that was cited by BBC Sport - has said that this is a potential idea to explore.
In my eyes, this has far too many faults and I believe it would far from help the game. While it may discourage players from getting yellow cards, I believe it will only put more pressure on the referees as they will be making possibly game-changing decisions every few minutes.
Not only this, but yellow cards are handed out so regularly now that teams will constantly be forced to change their shape to accommodate their missing players - especially if it’s a striker.
It could even force teams to line up with multiple strikers, so that they aren’t forced to play without one.
For me, this is just Platini trying to show that he’s not afraid of change and trying to endear himself to the voters as he mulls over the possibility of challenging for the presidency of FIFA. This is not change that will help the game, but a change only in search
of good publicity.
In my opinion, this is not the first time he has used this tactic, with the 2020 European Championship due to be played all over the continent. In my mind, neither of these ideas will catch on and neither are beneficial to the game.
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