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05.11.2007 Football News

When is a card red or yellow?

By BBC
When is a card red or yellow?

The different fouls that make the ref get out the red or yellow card.

There are seven different offences that can get you a yellow card:

# Anything that can be deemed as unsporting behaviour

# Dissent by word or action

# Persistent infringement of the laws, for example, a series of fouls

# Delaying the restart of play

# Not retreating the required distance at a free-kick or corner

# Entering or re-entering the pitch without the referee's permission

# Deliberately leaving the pitch without the referee's permission

A player is sent off and shown the red card if they commit any of the following seven offences.

# Serious foul play

# Violent conduct, such as throwing a punch

# Spitting at an opponent or another person

# A player other than the goalkeeper denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball

# Denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free-kick or a penalty kick

# Using offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures

# Receiving a second caution in the match

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