By Andrew McChesney, Adventist Mission
Neighborhood boys who play soccer under a Seventh-day Adventist coach in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan have more to worry about than the usual yellow and red penalty cards.
They also try to avoid the special blue card.
Coach Bakhriddin Sanginov flashes the blue card when he hears a boy utter a profanity on the field. Two blue cards mean the player is out of the game.
Parents like the discipline, Sanginov said.
“Parents have noticed that their children are starting to help them at home, are swearing less, and are not spending as much time playing computer games,” he said.