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Football deals its cards in anti-gang campaign

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Yellow card for a suspended sentence, red card for going to prison - these are the simple but stark analogies used in a revolutionary football programme to prevent young men falling prey to a life of crime.

Football, or “Sport for Thought”, is being used as a powerful tool in British charity Key4Life’s campaign to prevent youngsters becoming embroiled in gang warfare and knife crime.

Football deals its cards in anti-gang campaign

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Yellow card for a suspended sentence, red card for going to prison - these are the simple but stark analogies used in a revolutionary football programme to prevent young men falling prey to a life of crime.

Football, or “Sport for Thought”, is being used as a powerful tool in British charity Key4Life’s campaign to prevent youngsters becoming embroiled in gang warfare and knife crime.

Salah strikes again as Liverpool ride their luck to beat Palace

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London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool rode their luck as Sadio Mane escaped a second yellow card before Mohamed Salah struck his 37th goal of the season to grind out a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Luka Milivojevic drove relegation threatened Palace into a 13th minute lead from the penalty spot.

Salah strikes again as Liverpool ride their luck to beat Palace

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London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool rode their luck as Sadio Mane escaped a second yellow card before Mohamed Salah struck his 37th goal of the season to grind out a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Luka Milivojevic drove relegation threatened Palace into a 13th minute lead from the penalty spot.

Atletico Champions League bid suffers blow in Azerbaijan

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Baku (AFP) – Atletico Madrid suffered a fresh blow to their chances of reaching the Champions League last 16 as 10-man Qarabag held on for a 0-0 draw to secure their first ever point in the competition in Baku.

It could have been even worse for the 2014 and 2016 finalists had South African striker Dino Ndlovu won a penalty rather than being shown a second yellow card for diving 15 minutes from time.

Atletico on brink of early European exit

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Baku (AFP) – Atletico Madrid suffered a fresh blow to their chances of progressing to the Champions League last 16 as 10-man Qarabag held on for a 0-0 draw to secure their first ever point in the competition in Baku.

It could have been even worse for the 2014 and 2016 finalists had South African striker Dino Ndlovu won a penalty rather than being shown a second yellow card for diving 15 minutes from time.

Atletico on brink of early European exit

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Baku (AFP) – Atletico Madrid suffered a fresh blow to their chances of progressing to the Champions League last 16 as 10-man Qarabag held on for a 0-0 draw to secure their first ever point in the competition in Baku.

It could have been even worse for the 2014 and 2016 finalists had South African striker Dino Ndlovu won a penalty rather than being shown a second yellow card for diving 15 minutes from time.

Harry Kane brace keeps West Ham in the mire

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane struck twice as 10-man Tottenham Hotspur survived a late scare to maintain their perfect away record with a 3-2 victory at West Ham United on Saturday.

Kane’s double, taking his tally to six in four games, and a third from Christian Eriksen gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side a three-goal lead on the hour before Javier Hernandez started the Hammers fightback.

Cristiano Ronaldo faces lengthy ban for referee push

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo could face a four to 12-game ban for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea after being shown a controversial red card in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win at Barcelona.

Madrid intend to appeal the second yellow card shown to the World Player of the Year for diving eight minutes from time when he went down inside the area under pressure from Samuel Umtiti, in a bid to free Ronaldo to play in Wednesday’s second leg.

‘Enough’ as Muntari walks off after racial abuse

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Milan (AFP) – Ghana’s Sulley Muntari dramatically walked off the pitch while playing for Pescara at Cagliari on Sunday after his complaints of racist abuse were met with a yellow card.

The former AC Milan and Inter midfielder, who claimed the abuse also came from children, angrily confronted Cagliari fans, shouting at them: “This is my colour.

Koeman hits out at ‘crazy’ Liverpool bench

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Liverpool (AFP) – Everton manager Ronald Koeman branded Liverpool’s back-room staff “crazy” following his side’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.

“It’s all about football, but we don’t make a show from the bench like Liverpool. It’s football - a hard and fair game,” Koeman told Sky Sports.

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Retro Football: Leeds Midfielder Johnny Giles Shown Yellow Card For Punching Kevin Keegan Square In The Face During Charity Shield Match, 1974 (Video)

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The 1974 Charity Shield match at Wembley has since gone down in football folklore as one of the most volatile examples of the fixture ever played.

With no love lost between the two clubs beforehand, the match that saw Bob Paisley and Brian Clough both take charge of their new teams for the first time started in exactly the same vein it would continue, with 'industrial' tackles flying in from the off.

Ligue 1: Incredible Scenes As Referee Tony Chapron Trips Over, Kicks Out At Nantes Player And Then Sends Him Off For Good Measure! (Video)

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Just when you think you've seen it all on a football pitch, Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron goes and does something that shifts everything into a strange new dimension.

Charged with overseeing Nantes against PSG on Sunday night, Chapron became embroiled in a perplexing incident after being accidentally tripped by Diego Carlos.

‘At That Moment, It Felt Like I Weighed 20kg’ – Emmanuel Adebayor Fondly Recalls Infamous Pitch-Length Sprint Goal Celebration Against Arsenal

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The year was 2009, and Emmanuel Adebayor had just left Arsenal in acrimonious circumstances following a prolonged (and now familiar) spell of half-arsing it.

As these things tend to pan out, Adebayor then scored against his former club the very next time they visited the Etihad Stadium just a couple of months later.

Impact Sub: Argentinian Midfielder Picks Up Two Cautions 10 Seconds After Coming Off Bench, Sent Off Without Touching Ball (Video)

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Nestor Martin Alegre may very well be the proud owner of a new world record after managing to get himself sent off without touching the ball during a recent Argentinian lower league match.

Alegre entered the fray as a substitute for Madariaga against Tiro Federal last weekend, only to be shown an instant booking for entering the field of play before his teammate had left it.

Lyon Defender Marcelo Shown Farcical Red Card After Accidentally Flicking Yellow Out Of Referee’s Hand (Video)

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Not that we can claim to have seen them all, but Pies are prepared to go out on a limb and declare that Lyon defender Marcelo was the recipient of the harshest red card administered anywhere in world football over the weekend.

The Brazilian centre-half was shown a soft yellow card for 'obstructing' Angers forward Baptiste Santamaria, only to receive a second caution just seconds later after accidentally flicking the yellow card out of the referee's hand.

Just The Five Red Cards As Istanbul Derby Between Fenerbahce And Besiktas Descends Into Pandemonium (Photos & Video)

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The first Bosphorus derby of the Turkish Super Lig season was exactly as rowdy as you'd expect with Fenerbache beating Besiktas 2-1 amid a wild flurry of disciplinary lapses.

By the final whistle, five players had been sent off by referee Ali Palabiyik, who was under siege from the off.

Guam Premier League: NAPA Rovers Striker Booked For Proposing To Girlfriend After Scoring Overhead Kick (Video)

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We don't think we've ever featured theGuam Budweiser Premier League here on Pies, so it's nice that we get to kick things off with a good'n.

NAPA Rovers brought Guam Shipyard's unbeaten streak to an end on Saturday with a 5-1 win in their first game back after the Christmas break.

Referee Retire’s Yellow Card’s Uses Just Red Cards Instead

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Referee Carlos Maglio got so sick of handing out yellow cards during Estudiantes and Gimnasia's Friendship Cup game in Argentina that he retired the yellow card giving it to his assistant and explaining to the two captains that the red card would be used instead till the end of the tie.

Video: Sulley Muntari steals ref’s yellow card, books AC Milan team-mate Mario Balotelli

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Mario Balotelli was booked during AC Milan's win against Torino at the weeked... by team-mate Sulley Muntari. The former Manchester City striker scored a late winner in the match and removed his shirt during the goal celebration. Seeing that the referee was about to dish out the inevitable yellow card to his team-mate, Muntari pinched [.

Video: Coventry defender Cyrus Christie booked for trying to trip a pitch invader

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Coventry full-back Cyrus Christie picked up a bizarre yellow card after he attempted to trip up a pitch invader. The 20-year-old attempted to thwart a topless fan, who ran onto the pitch during last night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern final first-leg against Crewe. As if a 0-3 home defeat didn't make Christie's night miserable enough, [.

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Liverpool: Sadio Mane Produces Pathetic Dive In Attempt To Con Cheap Penalty Against Crystal Palace (Video)

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Trailing to a 13th-minute Luka Milivojevic penalty, Sadio Mane decided to beat a well-trodden path in a desperate attempt to con another for Liverpool at Selhurst Park.

The Senegalese forward attempted to capitalise/cheat by going sprawling under the slightest duress from a mistimed James McArthur tackle, only to be immediately booked by referee Neil Swarbrick for his troubles.

Real Madrid: UEFA Pinch Dani Carvajal For Picking Up ‘Deliberate Booking’ In Penultimate Champions League Group Match

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UEFA have collared Dani Carvajal after the full-back was adjudged to have gotten himself deliberately booked during the latter stages of Real Madrid's penultimate Champions League group stage tie against Apoel Nicosia.

Carvajal was shown a yellow card for time-wasting in the 90th minute of the 6-0 victory in Cyprus, a result that saw, A) Real secure themselves a place in the next round and, 2) Carvajal ruled out of the final group game against Dortmund rather than a subsequent knockout game.

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Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/16/17

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This is why Clint Dempsey got a mysterious yellow card

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Simon Borg seems to think there's a chance he'll be suspended.

One of the more confusing moments in Sunday's 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls was the yellow card given to Clint Dempsey. What most fans saw — even those who were watching on TV -- was a cross being played in, the whistle blowing and then play being stopped.

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GIF It: Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson attempts to score the greatest own goal ever

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Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson nearly scored the best own goal of all time during yesterday's victory over Everton. The Sweden international unleashed an overhit 45-yard backpass that very nearly lobbed goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Mignolet was forced into emergency action and had to catch the ball before it sailed over his head and into the net.

Clarence Seedorf gets first ever red card for ‘leaving pitch the wrong way’

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According to FIFA.com, Clarence Seedorf had played more than 800 matches over more than 20 years without ever getting a red card in his career. But that impressive streak came to an end just before the final whistle in Botafogo's 2-1 win against Madureira when he was booked twice for not leaving the pitch in a fashion the referee found suitable upon being substituted.

Van Persie: UEFA Are Cowardly For Backing Ref

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Robin van Persie is still frustrating by the ridiculous decision to send Nani off during our Round of 16 game against Real Madrid.

According to the Laws of the game, at worst it was a yellow card, but the referee incorrectly opted to send Nani off. FIFA Law 12: If a player plays in a dangerous manner in a "normal" challenge, the referee should not take any disciplinary action.

GIF It: Manchester United fans and Nani might wonder why Javi Martinez wasn’t sent-off against Arsenal

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Nani's red card against Real Madrid prompted much debate as to whether or not it was merited. Most Manchester United fans protested that it was an incorrect decision. And Roy Keane gleefully took up the case for the referee. As if to rub salt into the wounds, United supporters watching last night's match between Bayern [.

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‘It Is Not Too Serious’ – Pep Guardiola Delivers Good News After Ilkay Gundogan Limps Off In First Man City Start For Nine Months

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Ilkay Gundogan returned to the Man City side for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup fixture against West Brom for the first time since he ruptured his cruciate ligament back inDecember last year.

However, after nine months of gruelling rehab, the German midfielder's comeback lasted just shy of an hour when an 'industrial' hack from a lunging Claudio Yacob left him in a crumpled heap on the floor.

Houston Dash vs Orlando Pride Final Score: Dash snap losing streak

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The Houston Dash get their first win since April.

The Dash traveled to Orlando this weekend desperate for a win and after a physical match, Houston gets to leave Florida with what will be only their third win all season bumping their stats to a 3-7-0 record.

The first half was arguably the most physical of the two with plenty of fouls from both lineups which eventually resulted in a yellow card being given to Janine Van Wyk.

New England 3, Rochester 0 - Early Red Dooms Rhinos as Revs Advance

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A questionable second yellow card and a late PK put the Rhinos in a tough spot and the Revs capitalized to move on to the USOC Round of 16.

The Rochester Rhinos were hoping that their stingy defense would hold up against the New England Revolution in the fourth round of the 2017 US Open Cup.

FA Confirm ‘Sin Bins’ Will Be Trialled In English Lower Leagues As Of Next Season

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The FA have confirmed that they plan to trial 'sin bins' in the lower bouts of the English football league as of next season.

Officially referred to as "temporary dismissals", the experimental rule change will allow referees to punish players for dissent-related infringements by making them leave the field for 10 minutes.

Serie A: Pescara Midfielder Sulley Muntari Given One-Match Ban For Protesting Against Racist Abuse

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The Sulley Muntari debaclehas concluded in suitably ridiculousfashion after the Pescara midfielder was handed a one-match banfor protesting against the racist abuse he received during a recent game against Cagliari.

Muntari was originally booked for asking the referee to stop the match, then shown a second yellow for walking off the pitch in the 89th minute having been abused by a group of Cagliari fans for the majority of the match.

Schmetzer denies telling Vermes that Alonso should have been sent off

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Vermes was quoted as saying that Schmetzer told him post-match that Ozzie deserved a second yellow

After Peter Vermes' Sporting Kansas City were defeated 1-0 by the Seattle Sounders on Thursday, he had a few choice words for the referee crew about their performance. But on Friday, Vermes expanded on his fury to The Kansas City Star:

"Every day in the regular season, that's a card (on Osvaldo Alonso).

Sounders at Colorado Rapids, recap: Seattle crushed by Jermaine Jones, referees

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In another MLS match marred by horrific refereeing, the Seattle Sounders lose to the Colorado Rapids. The 3-1 scoreline ignores that Kevin Doyle scored from an offside position. Brad Evans was so outraged that he immediately earned a yellow card for dissent. Not seconds later he earned a second yellow card, also for dissent.

Gazza Picks up Most Ridiculous Yellow Card of his Career!

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Most football fans will remember the tears which flowed from Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne's eyes following his yellow card picked up against the German's at Italia '90 which would rule him out of the World Cup Final had Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle being able to actually hit the target on the night?

Sergio Aguero Receives Ridiculous Yellow Card for Diving

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Referee Mike Jones will be a relieved man following his ridiculous mistake of booking Sergio Aguero in the ninth minute for diving instead of given the Argentine a penalty following Jose Fonte's blatant foul didn't have any real bearing on the game as City smashed three past high-flyers Southampton to move into second spot just six points behind leaders Chelsea!

Off The Bench Episode 74: One Card, Two Card, MLS Red Card, Yellow Card; NASL & USL Roundup

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Luke Lohr and Pedro Gomes are back to talk about the weekend action for MLS. Referee decisions are the heavy talking point, as is the rise of Sporting KC. NASL graced us with three draws, but some great individual plays and USL PRO gives us goals. Off The Bench, because it's the right price.

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