ROME -- After Rome and Bologna, Venice is the latest stop for New York lawyer Joe Tacopina in his Grand Tour of Italian soccer.
Tacopina and a group of American investors announced the purchase of the lagoon city's fourth-division soccer club Venezia FC on Friday.
The move comes less than 20 days after Tacopina resigned as president of Serie A club Bologna because of a rift with Canadian investor Joey Saputo -- having only been in charge there for 11 months.
Tacopina was also formerly on the board...
Good behaviour is to be rewarded in Serie B this season with referees given a new green card to brandish when players conduct themselves well.
In addition to the normal yellow and red cards, referees are to carry a green card to show in an attempt to promote fair play and sporting gestures.
According to La Stampa, the new system -- which is being introduced on a trial basis -- will come in to effect around the fourth or fifth round of matches.
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