How yellow cards lead to suspension

On Tim Sherwood’s managerial debut as Tottenham Hotspur interim boss, he turned away from the field of play, spinning in one fluent twirl to unleash a tirade upon the fourth official.

Sam Allardyce, into his second decade as a top flight coach by that point, watched on from the opposite dugout as West Ham United’s manager. Before letting out a meaty chuckle, he bellowed: “You’re getting the hang of it!”

In the heat of a match, managers often let their emotions spill over. Unlike their players, coaches were formerly exempt from the same public punishments of yellow and red cards. Instead,…


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