Former Meath and Monaghan manager Seamus McEnaney says the new black card rule is an attempt to take the physicality out of the game.
Although he believes it is not as harsh as the original Football Review Committee (FRC) proposal, McEnaney sees it as an attempt to curb one of the most endearing aspects of the game.
His viewpoint is in sharp contrast to that of his older brother and referees chief Pat, who fully supports the new measure.
However, Seamus argues it will sanitise Gaelic football and can’t see the motion being carried at Congress in March.
"I am always a man who is up for change but I was completely against the yellow card system a few years ago because it was taking the physicality out of the game," he said of the 2010 experimental rule, which was ontrial in the National League.
"I still think that is what they’re trying to do now. I accept the black card rule is not as severe as the proposal before Christmas when a yellow card meant an immediate substitution.
"We were all reared with Gaelic games as physical and if you want to play it you have to be physical. If you can’t be that, play another sport.
"In fairness to the group, they have some very good proposals but I would have reservations about anything that wants to take or threatens to take the physicality from Gaelic football.
Not liking this new rule that the #GAA have proposed, by using a black card in the case of a bad foul!!— Jayo Fleming (@jayofleming) January 9, 2013
This proposal for a black card in GAA seems like nonsense to me. Why not implement a genuine sin bin and forget complicating things?— Brian Corcoran (@thefatkid88) January 9, 2013