Previous
Red Star Belgrade
Arsenal
ESPN3 5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
AC Milan
AEK Athens
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
BATE Borisov
FC Cologne
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Marseille
Guimaraes
ESPN3 5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Zorya Luhansk
Hertha Berlin
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Östersunds FK
Athletic Bilbao
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Vardar
Real Sociedad
5:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Villarreal
Slavia Prague
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
TSG Hoffenheim
Istanbul Basaksehir
7:05 PM UTC
Game Details
Brazil
Mexico
8:00 AM UTC
Game Details
United States
South Korea
12:00 AM UTC Oct 20, 2017
Game Details
Next

The Prince(ss) and the (little) Pea

Toe Poke
Read
 By Chris Wright

Red, yellow and now green cards: Serie B match breaks new ground

History was made in Serie B recently when the first ever "green card" was shown for good sportsmanship in the match between Virtus Entella and Vicenza.

The very first recipient of the card was Vicenza striker Cristian Galano, who was shown the green by referee Marco Mainardi after admitting that a corner kick awarded in his favour should have actually been given as a goal kick.

The incident was logged by referee Mainardi, who duly administered Galano's green card after the final whistle.

At the end of the season, all the green cards are added up and the player with the most receives a fair-play trophy.

It may only be a symbolic prize at the moment, but we really think Serie B may be on to something here.

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.