Patrick Ittrich, a referee in the Bundesliga, has proposed several significant rule changes as potential answers to many of the normal shenanigans that plague matches and create an unending amount of eye-rolling and aggravation. Bundesliga referee suggests radical rule changes to football.
Bundesliga referee suggests radical rule changes to football
Here are some of the ideas:
- “For a tactical foul in midfield, a freekick should be awarded 17 meters from goal. How often will we see such fouls then?”
- “If a player rolls on the floor three times and needs a doctor, get him one and make him wait outside for 3 minutes. How quickly do you think the player will stand up?”
- “If a player insults a referee, send them outside [for] 10 minutes to cool down. Go cycling to warm up before coming back in. We can learn from handball in that respect.”
- “How is a referee surrounded by 10 men after a decision? In my opinion, boom, boom, boom — three red cards. Play seven against ten now. That’d be fine by me.”
German referee @patrick_ittrich has suggested making several changes to football's rules.
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) January 3, 2023