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Greek Striker Confesses To Scoring With His Hand, Shown BLUE Card By Referee (Video)

By Chris Wright

Well well. This is a new one on us. Over in the Greek amateur leagues it would appear that a new scheme is being pioneered that allows referees to show players a blue card for good sportsmanship.

Here we see a Tsiklitiras Pylos striker by the name of George Kaldis (eventually) owning up to scoring a goal – on an absolute dog of a pitch – against AE Longa with his hand, with the referee awarding his honesty with a blue card…

Given both the initial celebration and the length of time it took Kaldis to confess his sin, we’d argue that maybe ‘fair play’ wasn’t the first thing on his mind – but hey ho, a blue card’s a blue card at the end of the day.

Apparently the ‘blue’ is available to the referee to openly reward public a player or coach who promotes fair play and is used principally for the crowd’s benefit.

We’re not entirely sure what kind of advantage the card carries. All we can glean is that it is little more than a gesture for the referee to mark a player’s sporting behaviour – though maybe it also entitles a player to a free raffle ticket or 20% off his next purchase of dishwasher tablets?

Who knows.

(Another cracking spot from those guys over at 101GG via Sport 24)

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By Chris on January 30th, 2013 in Newsnow, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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5 Responses to “Greek Striker Confesses To Scoring With His Hand, Shown BLUE Card By Referee (Video)”

  1. TW says:

    Maybe you should mention that he normally had to get a yellow card from the ref after his confess and so the blue card has two meanings. First the reward and second the evasion of a punishment afterwards or immediately, cause the ref showed a card on the field already! (The same if when a yellow is shown instead of a red and it only hardly can be argued after the game)

  2. Jarren says:

    I knew I shouldn’t have taken that acid before going on this article.

    WTF:

    Premier League. United vs City. Score 1-1, 89th minute. A player scores…

    “Here ref, my goal was not totally over the line. Better scrub it off”

    “Okay son, thanks for your honesty. Here, have a blue card. I’m sure your fans appreciate you being such as decent chap”

    Player dies by multiple death stares by own fans

  3. hulltiger says:

    In the states, some leagues use a blue card for non-violent red card offences. The blue card still gets a player sent off, but does not carry with it a fine (like the red card does) or a suspension (also like the red card does).

  4. Anonymous says:

    Pick a card …….. any card ….. is that your card ? Ref’s will have more cards than Paul Daniels soon. Here’s an idea. How about the assis refs behind the goal get involved in the game rather than just watch the game in a refs outfit !!!!!!

  5. Mr. Chopper says:

    Something something pink card simulation something something

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