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  05/06/2011: Serie A Fair Play 2010-11
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To Play Fair is to play with grace and dignity, it is to promote the more encouraging points to the supporters and to the younger generations so that the game is turned around into a more socially enjoyable experience.

Due to more sporting competitions involving increasing numbers of media attention, the idea of fair play was reduced to the view of "an acceptable foul", meaning one which avoided injuring the opponent. The idea of fair play moved from being a matter of attitude to a question of expediency, a weighing up the costs and effectiveness: how much can I (still) allow myself to play fairly? Sport had adapted itself to the norms and values of modern society, more precisely, to those of a society where success means everything. Standards for what is considered fair play had fallen dramatically.

To try and improve the standards for what is considered fair play, the penalties should be made so high that no one would dare to disobey the laws; For example: Awarding a red card for bad attitude, as well as yellow card, and possibly even a fine.

If we used the number of Yellow Cards (1 point) and Red Cards (2 points) as indicators of Fair Play, the following are "Serie A Fair Play" standings for season 2010-11:

Rank

Team

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Points

1

Internazionale

56

3

62

2

AC Milan

63

5

73

3

Genoa

65

5

75

4

Cagliari

76

0

76

5

Fiorentina

70

5

80

6

Juventus

72

5

82

7

Lazio

69

7

83

8

Catania

69

7

83

9

Palermo

78

3

84

10

Sampdoria

75

5

85

11

Bari

72

7

86

12

Udinese

72

7

86

13

Bologna

84

4

92

14

Cesena

79

8

95

15

Lecce

80

9

98

16

Parma

85

7

99

17

Chievo

92

4

100

18

AS Roma

82

9

100

19

Napoli

93

5

103

20

Brescia

94

5

104


Lazio's Fair Play standing is in 7th place; drop down two positions from 5th place on week 30. These were mainly as a result of Lazio 3 additional red cards in the last few games.

(Ali Alkatiri)

 
 
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