With the new season having begun, teams will be hoping their players will be kept under a strict lockdown when it comes to discipline, but who are the best and worst in this regard in Mzansi?
Taking a look at last year’s campaign, there were 22 red cards shown throughout, while a mass total of 737 yellow cards were flashed at players.
SuperSport United, surprisingly, were the most ill-disciplined team in the league last term, after 57 yellow cards were awarded to their players, while three players received an instant red card – the most out of any club.
Relegated AmaZulu notched up 54 sanctions, while three of their players were also shown an instant red card.
The only two other teams that broke the 50-yellow-card barrier were Chippa United with 53 bookings and Bloemfontein Celtic with 51 yellows to their name.
Platinum Stars were the team with the least disciplinary issues, accumulating the fewest amount of yellow cards (37), while no player was handed an instant red card.
The only other sides not to be shown an instant red were Ajax Cape Town and defending Absa Premiership champions, Kaizer Chiefs. Former Amakhosi boss Stuart Baxter’s men received just 40 yellow cards en route to their title success.
Overall, defenders received the most yellow cards – a total of 320 cards were shown to players in the backline.
Midfielders picked up 269 yellow cards, strikers were responsible for 119 and just 29 bookings went to the goalkeepers. Only one shot-stopper was sent off during the PSL season by a straight red card.