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December 25, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everything is different in soccer. And 28 years ago, a British soccer referee named Ken Aston was walking the streets of London when he came up with one of the differences. "It was all quite simple," Aston said here recently. "The traffic slowed down when the yellow warning light came on, and stopped when it turned red." The next day, enlightened, he began holding up red and yellow cards on the playing field--yellow to warn a player of a rules infraction, red to eject him.
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December 25, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everything is different in soccer. And 28 years ago, a British soccer referee named Ken Aston was walking the streets of London when he came up with one of the differences. "It was all quite simple," Aston said here recently. "The traffic slowed down when the yellow warning light came on, and stopped when it turned red." The next day, enlightened, he began holding up red and yellow cards on the playing field--yellow to warn a player of a rules infraction, red to eject him.
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