The Crimson Connection

When Should Red Cards Be Used?

Thomas Linke of Red Bull Salzburg is shown a red card after committing a foul.

EvanH, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

In soccer, a red card is used when a player commits a foul that is deemed "unsportsmanlike" or "too dangerous" to another player. Most red card fouls are a result of dirty tackles or violent play. In fact, some of the most horrific injuries in soccer history have resulted in red cards. A player can also...

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