Last time, a ‘white card’ appeared in the Portuguese women’s soccer league, and this time, a ’round red card’ came out in the English FA Cup.

The round red card came out in 메이저놀이터 the match between Wrexham and Sheffield United at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 30th. In the 26th minute of the second half, Sheffield’s Daniel Jevison collided with Wrexham’s Ben Tozer without getting involved with the ball, and the referee, who saw this, took out a red card without delay and Jevison left the field.

However, its shape is unique. The red card was circular. It was distinctly different from the rectangles we commonly know and often see in games.

The history is old. If you are a long-time soccer fan, there is a high probability that you have seen a round red card at least once. According to British ‘Give Me Sports’, circular red cards were introduced in the Premier League in the early 2000s, and in fact, Uriah Leni, who was a Premier League referee from 1997 to 2009, used round red cards.

The reason is clear. It was a measure for fans and referees who have difficulty distinguishing colors such as color blindness. The referee forum, an Internet community where thousands of referees from all over the world have gathered, said, “Circular and oval cards were introduced to help players who cannot distinguish colors. They tell you which card to draw, and to help referees who want to draw cards quickly. It is also,” he explained.

It can be a change in a positive direction. On the 22nd, a ‘white card’ was used for the first time in football history.

A white card is not used for discipline, but is a card with a good meaning given to a club that played a fair game to improve sports ethics. During the match between Sporting Lisbon and Benfica in the Portuguese women’s soccer league, the referee gave out a white card to applaud the sports spirit of both teams.

The ’round red card’ can also be used in more matches in the long run. Although the history is old, the round red card has not been used in most games so far. However, the use of cards with different shapes can increase visibility even for those who cannot distinguish colors, and it can be positioned as a way for referees to take out cards more quickly.

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