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Football Language: Touchline ban

Football Language: Touchline ban

touchline banWhen a manager behaves badly during the game he or she may be sent to the stands (sent off). This may mean that the manager will not be allowed to participate in future games as a further punishment. As most managers stand on the side of the pitch during a game – near the touchline – this ban is known as a touchline ban. This week Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger received a four-match touchline ban after pushing the fourth official in a game versus Burnley – he will not be allowed to be in the dugout for the next four matches. Touchline ban.
  • Example: The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger received a touchline ban for four matches after his
  • Example: BBC report on Wenger’s touchline ban.

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