Zurich, August 4
A soccer participant who intentionally coughs shut to a different participant or match official could be issued a purple card.
The International Football Association Board, the sport’s lawmaker, up to date its tips whereas the pandemic perseveres.
A referee can solely purple card a participant when they’re sure the cough is intentional. A yellow card can be elective.
The new rule falls underneath “using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures.”
IFAB mentioned in an announcement: “As with all offenses, the referee has to make a judgment concerning the true nature of the offense.”
“If it had been clearly unintended, then the referee wouldn’t take motion nor if the ‘cough’ passed off with a big distance between the gamers.”
“However, where it is close enough to be clearly offensive, then the referee can take action,” it mentioned. AP