And the rugby ten-yard rule
for dissent should be used.
The FA themselves want to see the experimental ten-yard rule
, where free-kicks are advanced ten yards in cases of dissent or failing to retreat, become law.
Instead, the forward pass and the ten-yard rule
for first downs were introduced to open up the game, thus making it safer.
Ferguson added: "We have had discussions about the new edicts from the FA, the ten-yard rule
, mass confrontations and all that.
However, Keane welcomed the introduction of the rugby-style 'ten-yard rule
' which would result in a free-kick being moved forward and a player being cautioned in cases of dissent.
In any case, will they really want to stay once they've heard that the ten-yard rule
is to be enforced next season by a yellow card .
The outbreaks of dissent which have afflicted the Premiership campaign are being targeted by the Football Association with the introduction of the 'ten-yard rule' from the start of next season.
The 'ten-yard rule' is therefore designed to help curb the type of problems experienced by referee Andy D'Urso when angry Manchester United players, led by Roy Keane, disputed the award of a penalty to Middlesbrough at Old Trafford in January.
FIFA'S decision to introduce the ten-yard rule
to football next season will be welcomed by everybody involved in the game.
The Football League are set to follow rugby's example and experiment with the ten-yard rule
for offences in next year's Auto Windscreens Shield.