Referee guidelines

Poll: Bad language not enough for red

June 11, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Former English World Cup referee Graham Poll has said Wayne Rooney does not have to worry about swearing in general as much as the exact words he uses.

"Simply swearing or using foul language is no longer an offence," Poll, who entered World Cup's hall of shame when he issued three yellow cards to the same player in 2006, told the Daily Mail. "If it's very loud the referee might ask him to mind his language."

Asked what someone would have to do to get sent off, he said: "Anything ...

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