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Question Number: 7386

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

RE: intermediate Adult

simon of reigate, secretary england asks...

a player atempts to kick a player who is on the floor. but i only see the foot go back.

Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

Simon, look to the linesmen for help, perhaps they saw it. If that?s impossible look to the player kicked, if there is evidence of impact and you are sure of the foot going back represented violent conduct, deal with it as needed. If you are unsure and did not view the impact, it did not happen, officially. ..Do not stray far from this player because he will be the target of his opponents when they settle accounts. Perhaps he will foul again and then that's a persistence booking and if he rubs you wrong again off he goes. ..You must address why you didn't see the foot come forward, you are out of position, you're fatigued, or it simply didn't come forward and the player is faking. All of these things may be dealt with, the first two with better conditioning on your part and the faking player can be convinced to cease his actions or take an early bath. ..Regards,



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Answer provided by Referee Morley

Well assuming you are the referee in this incident you first of all have to stop play. If you believe that contact was made ask your assistant what he saw and if he confirms that contact was made then dismiss the offender for violent conduct. If no-one saw the kick land then you could caution the player for Unsporting Behaviour (adopting an aggressive attitude is my favourite phrase), or chose to have a stern word. .The correct re-start is a direct free kick to the oppositon from where the incident took place, and if this was in his own penalty area then a penalty kick would be awarded.



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