Football chiefs APPROVE plans to trial sin bins after crunch talks in London – with only team captains able to approach the referee in a bid to stamp out abuse towards officials

Sin bins are set to be trialled at the highest level of professional football after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) met in London on Tuesday to discuss the laws of the game.

As part of the approved proposal, only team captains will be able to approach the referees with football’s chiefs eager to increase respect towards officials and stamp out abuse.

During IFAB’s Annual Business Meeting in the capital, it was agreed that team captains will be able to approach the referee in ‘certain major situations’. 

The new proposals come in the wake of Mail Sport’s campaign to kick out the mistreatment of officials in football, sparked by the harrowing accounts of abuse shared by grassroots referees on the It’s All Kicking off podcast.

Sin bins will be trialled ‘for dissent and specific tactical offences’ after being successfully implemented within grassroots football.

More to follow.

Sin bins are set to be trialled in professional football. Lewis Dunk is shown a red card for dissent by Anthony Taylor during Saturday's clash between Brighton and Nottingham Forest

Sin bins are set to be trialled in professional football. Lewis Dunk is shown a red card for dissent by Anthony Taylor during Saturday’s clash between Brighton and Nottingham Forest

Source: Daily Mail

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