See Yellow Meaning
(idiomatic, soccer) To receive a yellow card.
Example: 2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, â€œSPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0â€, Daily Record:
Healyâ€™s first act was to crudely wipe out Forrest on the touchline. He saw yellow when it could have been red.
Lafferty then had his name taken for a late one on Adam Matthews.