Italian international tactician Cesare Prandelli is considering making a change to his code of ethics policy.
At the moment, Prandelli opts to discipline players for misdemeanours – ranging from players dismissed for violent gestures to those who behave questionably – by not selecting them in the squad.
“Up until now, we have considered that we are punishing the pride of a player by leaving him at home,” the Coach told Rai Sport ahead of tonight’s game against Holland.
“However, we are considering the idea of now calling those players up, allowing them to train with us, but then making them watch the game from the stands.”
Milan’s Mario Balotelli, as well as the Roma duo of Daniele De Rossi and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, have fallen foul of ethics breaches in the past.
Juventus stopper Leonardo Bonucci was the latest casualty as he was ignored for tonight's encounter in the aftermath of his two-match ban for his protests at the end of the 1-1 draw with Genoa.