Football: Uefa chief Michel Platini calls for sin bins to replace yellow cards
MADRID (AFP) - Uefa chief Michel Platini has called for football to scrap yellow cards, saying players who flout the rules should instead be sent to a sin bin.
"I would change the system of cautions, the cards," the head of European football's governing body told Spanish sports daily AS in an interview published on Thursday.
"I would make it like rugby, punishing the offender with 10 or 15 minutes out of the game," Platini said.
"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."