Italian Cristian Galano became the first ever player who got a green card for the observance of the rules of fair play (fair play).

In the matches of the Italian Serie B 2015/16 arbitrators will be able to show a green card players, observe the rules of fair play. The card is symbolic and doesn’t show the athlete in a literal sense, but it is noted in the match report.

At the 59th minute of the match “Virtus Entella” – “Vicenza” footballer guests Galano has struck the target, after which the referee gave a corner kick in favor of “Vicenza”. After that, the player himself admitted to the judge that the corner was not, as none of the players of the opposing team did not touch the ball. For this, the Italian received a green card, becoming the first player in history to be awarded her.

Manual B Series said that the player who gets the greatest number of green cards will be awarded at the end of the season.

League President Andrea Abodi in an interview with reporters said that in modern football it is important to recognize when a professional football player performs an exemplary action, as the sport needs positive ideas.

Manual B Series is testing the use of green cards in the current season, in order to understand the feasibility of such innovations in other divisions, notes TASS.



Player “Vicenza” was the first player in history who received a green card 09.10.2016

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