European football’s governing body Uefa will propose a new rule that will see players who injures another, temporarily removed from the pitch.Temporar
Uefa referee chief Pierluigi Collina, speaking at a Uefa meeting in Turin, said the rule change will be present before the International Football Association Board (IFAB) at the start of next year.
“We are going to propose this new rule to the IFAB, whereby the player who causes the injury temporarily leaves the pitch as long as the injured is being treated off the park,” said Collina.
“Maybe in the future we could tell the player (who committed the foul) to leave the field as well, and (they both) enter the field together, when the other player is ready.
“The current system isn’t fair. The player who commits the foul is only cautioned and stays on the pitch while the team with the injured player is left a man down.
“It effectively gives an advantage to the other team.”
The rule change will only concern “dangerous” tackles worthy of a yellow card booking.
Uefa plans to submit the proposal to the IFAB at their next meeting, slated for February and March 2015.