In the FA Cup game between Sheffield United and fifth division AFC Wrexham, an action by the referee caused confusion. Referee Dean Whitestone did not show a standard, rectangular red card during the game, but pulled out a round cardboard box.

In the emotional cup fight between the second division Sheffield United and the fifth division, there was a strange scene in the 71st minute. Sheffield defender Daniel Jebbison saw a red card from referee Dean Whitestone for boarding.

However, the red card was not rectangular, but round. A referee forum clarified the matter afterwards. “The round and oval cards were originally introduced to help players who couldn’t tell the suits apart. They should also help the referee if he wants to quickly show a card, as the shape will tell him which card to draw from his pocket.”

For the rest, the form of the red cards is not fixed. There is no rule that says what shape the arbiter’s cards must be in. The game also had entertainment value. Sheffield saved themselves in the replay against outsiders Wrexham with a goal in the last minute to make it 3-3.

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