A-League to trial yellow and red cards for misbehaving coaches

The A-League has been granted permission to trial coaches being given yellow and red cards for dissent and abuse of match officials or opposition players.

As reported by the Daily Telegraph, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) confirmed its agreement to the trial in the past few days, however, this procedure “will be delayed by several weeks as the detail is worked out,  such as what penalty, if any, will be invoked for the accrual of several yellows.”

With the new proceeding, the competition officials believe that “being explicitly warned via a yellow card will act as a deterrent”.

On the other hand, the A-League Director of Referees Ben Wilson emphasized: “International Football Association Board has agreed that using yellow and red cards could be a way of affecting behavior like that, and they want to see how it plays out.”