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Question Number: 33381

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2019

RE: Competitive Adult

Shaun of Melbourne , Australia asks...

This question is a follow up to question 33380

Thanks to Richard Dawson, Joe Mchugh and Peter Grove for providing me with adequate explanation and clarification.
No testing Sir, LOL I just wanted to make sure the offence not warrant a DFK (possible penalty) as some text are confusing. Cheers

Answer provided by Referee MrRef

HI Shaun,
on behalf of the various authors of information text you are most welcome! One thing to remember while the inclusion of the new LOTG will point out that all verbal offences are INDFK in a recent match the verbal tirade involved spitting, aggressive fist shake and a kicking of a clod of dirt towards the official, these are acts of VC and could upgrade the misconduct to DFK status.
from our pitch to your pitch in the spirit of fair play

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