GAA proposes 'black card' system for 201408/01/2013 - 17:29:49
The GAA is proposing the introduction of a 'black card' to gaelic football.
Following-on from last month's rule changes proposed by the Football Review Committee, the association has responded to the criticism of one of the more controversial suggestions, which would have seen a player having to be automatically substituted after a yellow card.
Instead, the GAA have now proposed a list of specific fouls and aggressive behaviour towards match officials, which will merit a 'black card', that would see the offending player automatically replaced, while the current yellow and red card system will remain in place.
The proposed list of infractions includes:
To deliberately pull down an opponent;
To deliberately trip an opponent with hand, arm or foot;
To deliberately body collide with an opponent after he has played the ball away or for the purpose of taking him out of the movement of play;
To use abusive or provocative language or gestures to players;
To remonstrate in an aggressive manner with a match official.
In addition, after a team has received three 'black cards' any further offences of a similar nature will see that player going off without a substitution.
The proposals will now go before this year's GAA Congress and will be brought into place at the start of 2014 if they are approved.
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