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Question Number: 27552

The Fourth Official 6/24/2013

RE: premier Professional

ibrahim ishiaku of lokoja, kogi nigeria asks...

This question is a follow up to question 2014

How does a reserve referee (4th official) sorpose to write the digit on the substitution board if one digit number is to be substituted or substitute, must zero (0) digit be in front first? example
OUT ------- IN
04 ------ O9
OUT -------- IN
4 -------- 9
Please which is correct above?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Ibrahim
It all depends on the board being used by the 4th official. Some boards when a single digit is entered automatically enters a zero in front of the number so when 4 is pressed 04 comes up. Others do not such as this board

It makes no difference really as long as the player on the field of play sees his number and he knows what that means. Also red usually means the player leaving and green the player entering.

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