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Question Number: 21007

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/20/2009

RE: Rec Under 15

Thierry Didelot of LOS ANGELES, Ca USA asks...

I am passing my Advanced certification tomorrow and I disagree with an instructor:
I say that you can caution a player for 'persistent infringes of The Law of the game' when the player is too often called in an offside position and therefore giving him a yellow card.
The instructor say no. I kind of remember Thierry Henry in the last world Cup being caution for that.
Please, let us know your answer.

Answer provided by Referee Keith Contarino

Well, you would be wrong. Persistent infringement only deals with vi0lations of Law 12. Besides, why would you even consider this for a player who is constantly offside? He's already punishing himself and his team by his actions.

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Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

If you are trying for advanced better lose this PI idea you have!
Offside infringements give away ball possesion for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Why would that be a reason to caution as it benifits the opposing team???

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