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VIDEO: What gets a yellow card? Fake New York ref calls out faux pas

Posing as a New York soccer ref, Yoni Lotan handed out yellow and red cards to strangers for faux pas in the city.

Posing as a New York soccer ref, Yoni Lotan handed out yellow and red cards to strangers for faux pas in the city.

From people taking selfies in Times Square to a man wearing sandals on dirty NYC streets, thesocial faux pas "crackdown" was met with both confusion and laughs.

Still, New Yorkers would probably appreciate having someone referee the annoying habits of both residents and tourists, particularly those that slow them down.

Here's some things we think deserve yellow and red cards in New York City:

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—Standing in the middle of the sidewalk

—Walking slow

—Buttering bagels

—Pronouncing Houston Street "hyoo-stən," like the city in Texas, instead of "how-stən"

—Looking up at tall buildings while stopping in the middle of the sidewalk

—Not knowing what you want by the time you reach the front of a line

—Smacking someone in the face with an umbrella (or being completely oblivious to other people while walking with an umbrella)

—Taking up too much space on the subway seat

—Looking at nude magazines through the newsstand display

—Exiting at the front of the bus

—Getting upset when people walk in the middle of a posed picture

—Leaning against subway poles

—Listening to music on speaker

—Leaning on the subway seat railing (and thus putting one's butt in the face of a sitting rider)

—Handing out fliers

—Accosting celebrities and asking for selfies

—Holding hands on a narrow sidewalk

What did we miss? Email us with your New York City pet peeves.

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