Term: Yellow card


A yellow piece of card which the referee takes out of his or her pocket to show to a player who has done something quite bad such as committing a bad foul or handball, but not as bad as a red card offence like fighting. A yellow card often goes together with another punishment such as a free kick. Two yellow cards in one match means a red card, and two yellow cards over a certain period means a suspension.

Contributed By: Alex Case

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