Manchester City’s Leroy Sane was injured after a tackle by Cardiff’s Joe Bennett during an FA Cup tie last month
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Uefa orders top European officials to protect players from serious foul play
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 4:02pm
European football’s governing body Uefa has ordered its referees to punish bad tackling and “protect football’s image”.
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Italian Pierluigi Collina, who is the Uefa chief refereeing officer, has revealed that officials in the Champions League and Europa League will issue red cards for serious foul play.
The Times says that Collina’s comments come after a meeting of European referees and also Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola urging officials to protect his players.
Earlier this month City complained to the Premier League’s referees body about a number of bad tackles inflicted on their players, the BBC reported. City cited nine challenges that they believe should have warranted more severe punishment.
One of the bad challenges was by Cardiff’s Joe Bennett on Leroy Sane. The tackle, which took place in an FA Cup tie, saw the winger get injured and ruled out for a number of games.
Uefa urging refs %u201Cto take proper sanctions against players who commit serious foul play or make reckless challenges that might injure an opponent and endanger a career.%u201Dhttps://t.co/snfatviUcz
— Richard Conway, BBC (@richard_conway) February 12, 2018
Collina told Uefa.com: “We need players playing, so they must be protected. We do not want situations where a player’s future is …read more
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