Soccer Referee Resources
Home
Ask a Question
Articles
Recent Questions
Search

RSS FEED Subscribe Now!

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Offside
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick


Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Pre-Game
Fitness
Mechanics
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School
Other


Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Advertise
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef
Panel Login

Question Number: 31103

Other 12/10/2016

RE: local Under 17

DG of Liverpool, Merseyside England asks...

Can a referee, who refereed your game last week,and sent a player off, come from another pitch adjacent and tell the minor (under 16) that he shouldnt be playing as he was sent off last week?The ban does not kick in for another week (league have verified this!)He then attempted to tell the referee who was in charge of this sending off and attempted to get him removed.This delayed both games and was completely wrong factually and surely ethically aswell?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi
This should not happen. It is of no concern to the referee who is playing in a game and it is a matter solely for the League. The referee has certainly overstepped his responsibilities in this matter. There can be many reasons why a player may not be suspended for a game which includes a different competition, the sending off has been rescinded, timing of the suspension etc.
The team if it plays a suspended player will be dealt with by the league and it is of no concern to the referee should they to do so. Even if he was refereeing the game involving the player it should be of no concern to him, The matter could be reported by the club to the League.



Read other questions answered by Referee Joe McHugh

View Referee Joe McHugh profile

Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

Hi DG,
Hmm sounds as if this referee was a tad slighted or irritated over what transpired LAST week and thought to speak up and make known based on his own displeasure. The referee is in charge of his match! He is NOT in charge of the league. He has definitely reached WAY beyond his mandate and this incident requires league intervention and instruction to this individual to prevent a reoccurrence. .
Cheers & Merry Christmas



Read other questions answered by Referee Richard Dawson

View Referee Richard Dawson profile

Ask a Follow Up Question to Q# 31103
Read other Q & A regarding Other

Google
Web AskTheRef.com
Soccer Referee Extras


Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.


Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer


Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef





This web site and the answers to these questions are not sanctioned by or affiliated with any governing body of soccer. The opinions expressed on this site should not be considered official interpretations of the Laws of the Game and are merely opinions of AskTheRef and our panel members. If you need an official ruling you should contact your state or local representative through your club or league. On AskTheRef your questions are answered by a panel of licensed referees. See Meet The Ref for details about our panel members.