Yellow Card

Used in many sports the yellow card it's most likely to indicate caution for bad behaviour. In football it is shown by the ref to indicate that a player has been cautioned. Then the ref records the players details in a small notebook. This action is most known as "booking."


Some reasons for booking are:

  • Unsporting behaviour
  • Dissent by word or action
  • Persistently infringing the laws of the game
  • Delaying the restart of play
  • Failing to respect the required distance of a corner kick or free kick

In some tournaments, the accumulation of a certain number of yellow cards over several matches results in disqualification of the offending player for a certain number of subsequent matches, the exact number of cards and matches varying by jurisdiction.

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Last edited by Whelan on 31 August 2010 at 14:48
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