What is a Yellow Card in hockey?
- A yellow card in hockey indicates a temporary suspension
- The yellow card is shown for foul play
- The yellow card can be given to a player or to the captain for misconduct by the entire team
The two players from the defending German team were also given a Yellow Card on two occasions. So what is this Yellow Card and when is it given.
What is a Yellow Card?
A Yellow Card indicates a temporary suspension. The player if shown the card will stay off field, at least for five minutes. The length of suspension, however, is determined by the umpire. The yellow stinker can be given to a player or to the captain for misconduct by the entire team. In this latter case, the captain is temporarily suspended.
Why is this Yellow Card shown?
The yellow card is shown for foul play that places the offender in the sin bin for a period at the umpire's discretion.
How many cards are there in Hockey?
A hockey player can be shown a Yellow Card, Red Card, and also a Green Card by the umpire on the field. Cards are shown for rough or dangerous play, misconduct or intentional offences.
Before these cards are shown, the umpire would give a verbal caution or a warning to players or teams.
Next, the Green Card, which is issued as an official warning to a player.
Failing the official warning or in case of grave misconduct, A Yellow C is issued, which means the player-in-question would stay off the pitch for five minutes or more, as instructed by the umpire
A Red Card is given for more serious offences and in the case of this stinker, the player would probably have to leave the match.
Please note: The teams can ask for the review of these stinkers.