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Yellow card for players who call for video

NZN 3/04/2017 Steve Larkin

A-League players will cop a yellow card if they urge referees to video review a decision.

Video reviews will be available from Friday night's Melbourne City-Adelaide match as the A-League becomes the first top-tier league in the world to use the technology.

Adelaide defender Michael Marrone says players have been told they will receive a yellow card if they urge a referee to use a video review.

"We're not allowed to ask for the (video) decision, we're not allowed to make the signal," Marrone told reporters in Adelaide on Monday.

"They specifically don't want it to become all about the video."

The Reds and other clubs have been briefed by league hierarchy on the use of the technology in the last two rounds and finals.

Players had effectively been told to ignore the video reviews, Marrone said.

"They have already told us not to worry about it ... don't concern yourself with it," he said.

"They will only make the big decisions so it will only affect the red card decisions or if a player gets the wrong card or a penalty decision.

"I hope, and I don't think it will, affect those smaller decisions."

Marrone said personally he would rather video technology not be used, given it could take up to two minutes to complete a review.

"I would rather not see it ... it puts a stop in momentum sometimes and I guess it could change a game if there were long breaks," he said.

"It depends if you're on the winning side or the losing side as well.

"There's human error involved (in football) ... if you're on the back end of a penalty decision that doesn't go your way, you're going to want video refereeing."

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