FIFA is considering to ban footballers spitting during games. As the infection quickly spreads through saliva, the referee will show yellow cards to players for spitting on the field.
Such a proposal was expressed by the Chairman of the medical Committee of FIFA Michel D Hoge:
“Spitting on the field is common practice. When we start again to play football, it should be possible to avoid spitting. The question is whether this will be possible. Probably, for this the players will receive yellow cards.
Spitting is a way of spreading the virus. This is one reason why we have to be very careful when to rebuild the season.”
The specialist noted that skeptical perspective to resume the current football season, which was suspended due to a pandemic.
We will remind, heads of football are also considering the introduction of other restrictions during the games. It may not be possible to touch the opponent in the corner, furthermore, the possibility of the game special protective masks.