According to BBC News, The white card was introduced by UEFA, the governing body of European football , to promote positive behavior on and off the field. It is meant to serve as a symbol of fair play and good sportsmanship. When a player commits an act of sportsmanship or demonstrates a positive attitude, they may receive a white card from the referee. The white card is not a disciplinary action, but rather a recognition of good behavior.
The introduction of the white card is part of UEFA’s broader Fair Play program, which aims to encourage fair play and respect in football. The program includes initiatives such as educating players and fans on the importance of fair play, creating a code of conduct for players and enforcing strict disciplinary measures for acts of violence or unsporting behavior.
UEFA hopes that the white card will not only promote positive behavior on the field but also off the field. By encouraging players to be good role models and ambassadors for the sport, UEFA believes that the white card can help improve the image of football and make it more appealing to fans and sponsors alike...See More