Yellow card relinguished so ref could only give red

Yellow card relinguished by referee. From then on he only shows red.

Yellow card relinguished by referee. From then on he only shows red.

Yellow card relinguished by Argentine referee Carlos Maglio. He gave it to the fourth official so everyone could see it. Maglio already booked eight players at that moment in a friendly between Argentine rivals Estudiantes and Gimnasia. The players were not getting the message, so he wanted to make something clear to them.

And indeed, the first card Maglio gave to a player was a red card. “Retiring the yellow was a spur of the moment decision. I had already booked eight players and I didn’t want them to keep on hitting each other,” Maglio told La Red radio.

“The fourth official asked me to give it to him so that everyone should see it,” he added. “That way it was clear to everyone that the yellow was no longer in play.”

Maglio showed only one red card after a serious foul by Israel Damonte.

“Even if I’d had the yellow card he would still have gone off,” said the ref of Damonte. “It was a red (card) offence.”

Watch the referee brings his yellow card to the fourth official (from minute 1:55 minute)

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