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Suarez should have been red-carded


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Nor will a hand ball, but that can be a red card offence.

 

Very true.

 

I've held for many years that a deliberate handball on the goal line should be penalised by a goal, instead of any cards, but there is no rule in football that allows a "penalty goal" to be awarded and nobody seems to have any intention of making one.

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Very true.

 

I've held for many years that a deliberate handball on the goal line should be penalised by a goal, instead of any cards, but there is no rule in football that allows a "penalty goal" to be awarded and nobody seems to have any intention of making one.

 

Also, when a goalkeeper takes down the striker in the box as last man, causing a penalty and a sending off.

 

Thinking of the Arsenal-Barcelona champions league final 2006, completely ruins the game.

 

Be better if players got 'sin-binned' like in rugby, say 20 mins for a red, 10 mins for a yellow.

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Also, when a goalkeeper takes down the striker in the box as last man, causing a penalty and a sending off.

 

Thinking of the Arsenal-Barcelona champions league final 2006, completely ruins the game.

 

Be better if players got 'sin-binned' like in rugby, say 20 mins for a red, 10 mins for a yellow.

 

I've always felt that people getting red carded for giving away a penalty is pretty harsh, not just goalkeepers

 

They've not denied the opponent a goalscoring opportunity.

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I've always felt that people getting red carded for giving away a penalty is pretty harsh, not just goalkeepers

 

It is harsh, but when the penalty was merely a yellow card most defenders would do it deliberately at every possible opportunity. Making it a red card offence did cut down on the number of blatant rugby-tackles by the last defender.

 

I don't know what the answer is, to be honest. A red card is unfairly harsh; a yellow card is no deterrent at all.

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It is harsh, but when the penalty was merely a yellow card most defenders would do it deliberately at every possible opportunity. Making it a red card offence did cut down on the number of blatant rugby-tackles by the last defender.

 

I don't know what the answer is, to be honest. A red card is unfairly harsh; a yellow card is no deterrent at all.

It is a tough one, for sure. I think deliberate fouls in the box should be a red card, but not simply late tackles or the trailing leg of the keeper. The problem is, it very difficult to see intent, even with slow motion replays.

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Perhaps there is a case to be made for football introducing a sin-bin.

 

Perhaps, if the intent is to punish the player but not the team as a whole, a red card should mean an automatic three-match ban but not mean you have to leave the field of the current game; or it might mean your team is forced to substitute you.

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I agree. It's a fine line between it being too harsh and leaving it open to abuse (i.e. defenders knowing that by giving away a penalty and taking a yellow card they are turning a certain goal into a 50/50 chance with a penalty - red cards largely stop that)

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