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Orange card and sin bin: future plans of candidate Fifa president Jérôme Champagne

Jerome Champagne wants orange cards in football.
Jerome Champagne wants orange cards in football.
Candidate Fifa president Jérôme Champagne launched his future plans to make Fifa an organisation of the 21st century. He wants to introduce an orange card and a sin bin for players.

Champagne got backed up for his candidacy by Brazilian World Class player Pelé. The Frenchman helped run Blatter’s 2002 election campaign. Champagne wants to reform Fifa and bring more democracy in the world football organisation. There are also a few things he wants to modernise refereeing.

What do you think of the following suggestions:

  • introducing sin-bins by way of an orange card. He mentioned the example of a player who had already been booked then receiving a second yellow card from the referee for taking off his shirt to celebrate a goal.
  • the use of technology for offsides and penalty decisions. And not just the hawk-eye system that is now tested by several football associations.
  • the implementation of rugby’s rule permitting only the captain to approach the referee and free-kicks advanced 10 yards for any dissent.
  • No longer a so-called ‘triple punishment’ for last-man fouls in the penalty box. That means that players couldn’t get a red card for denying a goal-scoring opportunity plus a penalty kick against his team.

View the interview with Champagne below.


  • Colin Lawson

    It’s the elephant in the room . Why won’t FIFA introduce the technologies that exist in other sports .
    It’s the fastest moving game and all the ref has is his eyes and three officials .
    We are about to watch loads of Footie and therefore lots of diving and surrounding the ref.
    Rugby has the rule that if you are not the captain you can’t talk to the ref.
    Sin bin is a great idea .
    Goal line tech not an officials eyes .
    And we all remember Suarez hand ball on the line last World Cup so again like rugby why not a penalty goal . If the ball was clearly hand balled and stopped by an outfield player then the goal is awarded and the player sent off . Otherwise the attacking team are given the lottery of a penalty in the last minute when a sending off makes no difference

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