Each week the languagecaster team will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. On this week’s show we feature the phrase ‘to be booked for dissent’. Click on the link below to learn about the word or phrase, while you can also read the transcript. You can also find many more examples by going to our football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.
Listen here: To be booked for dissent
This week’s football phrase is ‘to be booked for dissent’ which means that a player receives a yellow card for using bad or rude language to the referee. It can also occur when a player questions a referee’s decision or disrespects the officials. In yesterday’s clasico game between Real Madrid and Barcelona Carlos Pujol was booked for dissent when complaining about an earlier decision. to be booked for dissent.