The new rules will be implemented in time for the start of the new season
The Premier League, Football League and The FA have all joined forces to try and combat the scourge of persistent abuse and intimidation of match officials by players during games.
All three organisations have called on the Professional Game Match Officials, the body which looks after match officials to giver harsher punishments to players on the field, to try and combat what is becoming a bigger problem.
The Laws of the Game, have been amended ahead of the new season, which will give match officials clear guidance to take the appropriate action.
Dissent towards match officials
Yellow cards will be issued to players who:
Offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures towards match officials
Red cards will be issued to players who confront match officials and use offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures towards them.
Physical contact with match officials
Surrounding match officials
Conduct in the technical area
The Premier League season begins on August 13th, when Leicester City begin the defence of their title, away to newly-promoted Hull City.