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What FIFA Says About The Yellow Card Saga…

World football governing body FIFA is clear on players getting deliberate yellow cards: this “misconduct” carries a one-match ban.

The South African football fraternity was divided earlier this week over whether four Mamelodi Sundowns players should be punished further after they went out of their way to get cautioned by referee Cedric Muvhali on Wednesday night.

Read: Pitso: It's Not Cheating! 

In the dying minutes of their 2-1 Absa Premiership victory over Bloemfontein Celtic, the Downs quartet of Gaston Sirino, captain Hlompho Kekana, Sibusiso Vilakazi and Mosa Lebusa all got booked in quick succession for time-wasting near the corner flag. 

Coach Pitso Mosimane admitted after the match that, though it did not look pretty, it was their way of “cleaning yellow cards” and allowing the players in question to miss their Nedbank Cup round of 16 tie against lower division outfit Vaal University of Technology on Sunday. 

While both Mosimane and his Celtic counterpart Lehlohonolo Seema argued that there was nothing wrong with the deed and it isn’t cheating, even if it looks unprofessional, FIFA’s disciplinary code argues otherwise. 

Read: Jingles' Message To Chiefs & Fellow Title Contenders

Chapter two of the disciplinary measures handbook for 2019 considers “deliberately receiving a yellow or red card in order to be suspended for an upcoming match and to ultimately have a clean record” an offense.   

It carries a one-match suspension as an addition to the game the player would have been required to sit out as a result of the booking.

Do you think the PSL should enforce this rule?

Story by @superjourno

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