Michel Platini wants sin-bin rule in football

UEFA President Michel Platini attends the EURO 2016 Logo & Slogan Launch on June 26, 2013
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Michel Platini proposes a sin-bin rule in football, similar to the one in rugby.

UEFA president Michel Platini has revealed that wants to explore the idea of replacing yellow cards in football with a rugby-style sin-bin rule.

Platini said that the sin-bin rule would be fairer because that way the team a punished player is playing against would benefit from it, rather than the next team, after a series of accumulated yellows.

"I would make it like rugby, punishing the offender with 10 or 15 minutes out of the game," he told AS.

"It is an idea. Now it needs to mature and see if it really is good for the game. It is a proposal to be explored.

"That way, the benefit goes to the team he is playing against, in the same match, instead of a sanction by cards which is carried out against a third team, the next on the calendar."

Platini has been president of UEFA since 2007.

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