English FA To Try ‘Sin Bins’ From Next Season

Referee Mark Clattenburg.

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The revolutionary concept of ‘Sin Bins’ will be tried in the lower leagues of English football from next season.

‘Sin Bins’ or “temporary dismissals” will be a part of the beautiful game in, and below, England’s step seven league – six tiers below National League – from next season. The rule will apply only to a yellow card produced for dissent by a player, and as a consequence, the player will have to sit out of the match for 10 minutes.

‘Sin Bins’ will also be tested in Sunday League, and male and female youth football.

English FA enquired more than a thousand clubs via emails if they were open to be a part of the trial process.

“There has already been a positive response with over 60 leagues in support of it,” an FA spokesperson said.

The participating leagues and clubs will be exempted from the standard £10 fine for a yellow card.

The FA’s decision to introduce ‘Sin Bins’ has been welcomed by teenage Sunday League referee Ryan Hampson, who told BBC Radio 5 live: “There’s obviously a lot more to be done but it’s a step in the right direction and a great start.”

How do you feel about ‘Sin Bins’? Should they, eventually, be introduced in the Premier League? Leave us your comments.


Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.

1 Comment

  1. Linda Worthington on May 5, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Have been saying for years that sin bins should be introduced into football.

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