Ex-Fifa referee: Uefa tipped to push through major law change as Liverpool star Robertson caught up in controversy
Keith Hackett has tipped Fifa and Uefa to push through a law change which would come as a major boost to Liverpool star Andy Robertson.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Fifa and Premier League referee claimed “there is no reason why” Uefa cannot introduce a yellow card “amnesty” that would mean there is no chance Robertson will be suspended for Scotland’s World Cup play-off games.
As reported by ESPN (November 19), Robertson is one of 107 players across the 12 teams who would be suspended for their country’s play-off final if they are booked during the semi-finals.
It is claimed Fifa would approve an amnesty request from Uefa who are currently canvassing opinions from their members.
“They’ve done this in the past in competitions,” Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Therefore, I see no reason why when they get to this stage they do not bring in an amnesty.
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“One might argue will this have an influence in the future and get players to be naughty in the future? I don’t think it will have that effect.
“I think it’s right that the amnesty should be introduced and the cards can be waived. Then the players can be available for an important part of the competition.”
Robertson captained his country in the European Championship earlier this year – their first major competition in over 20 years.
Scotland last went to a World Cup in 1998 when they failed to make it through the group stages in France.