The first ever white card in football history was shown by the referee during a women's clash between Sporting Lisbon and Benfica. Benfica were leading the game by a scoreline of 3-0 when the incident took place.
One of the players felt ill and required medical attention and staff from both sides helped her cure the issue. The incident was deemed sportsman-like by the referee, hence, she brought out the white card for the first time in the history of the sport.
According to JOE , the white card is designed to recognize good sportsmanship on the field.
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