SIN BINS are set to be introduced across football with the FA hoping it will reduce dissent.
‘Temporary dismissals’ will see players thrown off the pitch for 10 minutes — similar to rugby union’s rule after a player sees a yellow card.
Football chiefs reckon it will curb bad behaviour by as much as 38 per cent and stop players talking back to referees, after trials last season.
The move will come in across grassroots football from the start of the new season up to step five of the National League system.
Chiefs are concerned that out-of-control behaviour and rows with referees are engulfing the grassroots game at all levels.
Referees have long called for more protection and powers to deal with unruly players, when they often do not have any security or protection like occurs in the upper tiers of the game.
After the trial last year, 72 per cent of players, 77 per cent of managers and 84 per cent of referees who participated thought it was a good idea that should be taken forward, according to the FA.
If successful at the lower levels of the game, sin bins could be brought into the top tiers of English football.
FA CEO Mark Bullingham said: “The introduction of sin bins is a positive step for grassroots football. They allow referees to address incidents of dissent quickly and effectively.
“Dissent is a key part of the game that needs to be tackled, and our pilot phase has proved that sin bins work well.
“The trial showed a huge impact on behaviour that we want to roll out to the whole game and make it more enjoyable for everyone.”
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