Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticized the concept of a new blue card in football, claiming IFAB lawmakers never came up with any good ideas.
Klopp joined fans and pundits in the backlash against the blue card and the 10-minute sin-bin idea put forward by the International Football Association Board this week.
A wider trial, potentially in FA Cup matches, had been planned next season after litter-free bins were introduced in some youth and amateur matches.
The idea was unlikely to be introduced into professional football for some time, but Klopp made it clear he believed a third card would complicate matters.
“The current situation shows that we must simplify things as much as possible for the referees,” said the German in his press conference prior to Saturday’s home game against Burnley.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was clearly unimpressed by plans to bring in blue cards.
IFAB, which sets football rules, wants to follow the use of blue cards and 10-minute sin bins
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“It’s a difficult job, often quite emotional when we talk about it, because it’s usually after the game.
“I think the introduction of a new card would also give more opportunities to fail because the discussion will be: ‘It was a blue card, it should have been a yellow card, now you have 10 minutes of injury time.’ In other times it would have been a red card, or It would have just been yellow. Whatever.
‘These kinds of things just make it more complicated. They want to try it, I have no problem with trying but if that is the first step to agree or already be sure that it will happen, but I don’t know.
‘It doesn’t seem like a fantastic idea at first, but I don’t actually remember when these guys came up with the last fantastic idea, if they ever had one: IFAB. I’m 56 years old, no, never.’
The IFAB, founded in 1886, is the body that determines the laws of football and their possible modifications.
The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have permanent seats in the organization and 50 percent of the voting power, while FIFA, the world governing body, holds the other half.
Amendments to laws require a three-quarters majority to pass, requiring approval from FIFA, which represents the other 207 national associations.
The IFAB Board of Directors is made up of former FIFA Secretary General Fatima Samoura and the general secretaries of the four local federations: Mark Bullingham of England, Noel Mooney of Wales, Ian Maxwell of Scotland and Patrick Nelson of Ireland. North.
Samoura resigned from his position at FIFA at the end of last year.
The 21-member Football Advisory Panel includes former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and former players Luis Figo, Hidetoshi Nakata and Zvonimir Boban, as well as officials from continental confederations.
IFAB also has a six-member Technical Advisory Panel made up of arbitration experts. The Technical Subcommittee includes former referees Pierluigi Collina and David Elleray.
The directors of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) include the general secretaries of the four home countries and the Secretary General of FIFA. Samoura resigned from that position at FIFA at the end of last year.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger joins IFAB Football Advisory Panel
Also featured are Portuguese football legend Luis Figo and former Croatian star Zvonimir Boban.
The Daily Telegraph reported on Friday that plans for the blue card trial had been “thrown into doubt” after strong resistance within the game.
Supporters were up in arms at the idea, with some saying the game was “over”, while pundit Paul Merson said it would make football “boring”.
The latest report claims that anger over the decision was summed up in a statement from FIFA, which confirmed that the sin-bin trials would not include top-level competitions.
“Any such trial, if implemented, should be limited to testing responsibly at lower levels,” it said.
Proposals to introduce a blue card test in football have been thrown into doubt after a huge backlash from fans and experts.
Some fans claimed that it was not necessary to introduce new punishments for dissent.
The blue card will be limited to fouls that prevent a promising attack, as well as confirming that a red card must be shown if they receive two blues or a combination of blue and yellow.
Greater division over the concept was also seen at UEFA, with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin stating that he would not allow a trial in the European Championship, Champions League, Europa League or Conference League.
An announcement had been planned for Friday, but the trial appears to be in serious doubt: the future of blue cards will be debated at the next IFAB annual general meeting next month, the report continues.
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou, Everton’s Sean Dyche and Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson are among Premier League managers who have previously expressed their opposition to “blue cards”.
Fans also took to
One X fan said he no longer recognized the beautiful game, while another said it would slow down the game even more.
A third added: “Game over.” “If this reaches football it will be completely over.”
It comes amid growing concern from fans and coaches around technology in the game, with a series of mix-ups and VAR errors seen in the Premier League this season that have angered coaches.
Premier League boss Tony Scholes admitted yesterday that the technology still needs fixing five years after its introduction.
With the idea of blue cards sparking a huge discussion within the football community this week, former Arsenal star Merson was one of the biggest vocal opponents.
He told Sky Sports: “You’d have 10 players sitting behind the ball all the time, it would be the most boring football ever.” It’s an absolute waste of time, a waste of time.
Blue cards have been used this season during a no-bin trial in grassroots football in Wales, with the color chosen to clearly differentiate them from a yellow or red card.
An example of a good use of the garbage container was seen in the Euro 2020 final, when Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini stripped England’s Bukayo Saka of his shirt and only received a yellow card.
Under the new rules, Chiellini could have been forced to spend 10 minutes on the touchline, reducing Italy to 10 men to England’s 11.
The yellow card of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini for committing a foul on Bukayo Saka in the Euro 2020 final has been used as an example
The introduction of new cards has already occurred on a smaller scale on the continent: Portugal recently adopted a new measure to recognize good sportsmanship.
The idea of blue cards has had some positive reception.
FIFA referee chief Pierluigi Collina backed the idea of sin bins, saying: “The idea is to start working on this as soon as possible to provide those who would participate in the trial with a protocol to use.” The idea is to get it soon.
‘The test was very successful in grassroots competitions. “Now we are talking about a higher level, most likely professional football or even high professional level.”
Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham confirmed his interest in using skip bins in November.
“When we were looking at the sin bins (clearly the protocol needs to be developed), the areas we were looking at were dissent, something that has worked very, very well in grassroots football in England,” he said.