A match between Virtus Entella and Vicenza saw the first ever green card being distributed for fair play. The green card is shown for fair play and the team who picks up the most green cards gets rewarded at the end of the season.
The scheme was put in place to increase fair play in football and the first card was shown this weekend in the 53′ minute when Vicenza were given a corner, but Galana, the forward, said no defender touched the ball meaning it should have been a goal kick, and when they told the referee this, they got a green card.
The green card isn’t physically a card that the referee’s show in a game, but when a fair play is shown it is documented and it goes toward their overall total. Serie B president Andrea Abdoli revealed that they are only given for an ‘extraordinary act’, and had this to say about the new system: