Moment referee brandishes white card for first time ever in football match

Moment referee brandishes white card for first time ever in football match

The card was shown during a women’s cup match after medical staff from both sides rushed to help a fan who had fainted in the stands, with spectators at the match between Sporting Lisbon and Benfica cheering and applauding the decision.

GiveMeSport on Twitter: “✅ Referee makes history by showing a white card for the 1st time ever in football!🎥: @Canal_11Oficialpic.twitter.com/SQ8xlEU0xX / Twitter”

✅ Referee makes history by showing a white card for the 1st time ever in football!🎥: @Canal_11Oficialpic.twitter.com/SQ8xlEU0xX

The move is part of a new initiative in Portugal to encourage sides to act in a sporting manner and receive instant recognition for their positive actions.

The white card provides immediate recognition for a positive act during a football match.

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