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Law 5 - The Referee 2/25/2017

Wyatt Redmond of Chattaroy, WA United States asks...

If a ref acknowledges a foul has happened but refused to call it due to it being the dying seconds of the game. ( 6' 200lb man tackled a 5'5 120lb female ) Are you legally allowed to file a complaint due to the referee breaching his contract of calli...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/16/2017

Mark Redmond of Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom asks...

If a yellow card is given to a player for a offence on the pitch, does a referee have to restart the game with a whistle. Therefore not allowing the game to restart with a 'quick free kick'? ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/10/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Indeed the panel did have the restart correct and my comprehension was off track, and that is why I consider this site a valuable tool.

I totally 'get' the situations Ref Grove mentions, e.g. an offence off the other side of the field (so no...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/9/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

For what it's worth, AYSO allows a referee to eject a parent. The normal procedure is to first get the coach to control the parent. It usually starts with a parent standing near one end of the field yelling instructions, which is not permitted. If...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/9/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Not sure just how many years Ref Dawson had at the time of the match he mentions, but I know that I am only to start my sixth year shortly, and (thankfully) have not experienced a situation like the one that he (and Ref McHugh similarly) have.

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/8/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Abandon match.

This a follow up to something Ref Dawson mentioned in his reply to an earlier post from Gary of Niagara Falls - post 31225).

One thing Ref Dawson mention was, that he wished he had abandoned a particular some years ag...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/7/2017

bob of ny, ny usa asks...

What should the typical plan of action be for removing unruly parents from sidelines of games? I do youth soccer, so I am specifically talking parents. I assume that higher level games like high school, college, etc you have security that can remove ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/29/2017

Ali of Manama, Manama Bahrain asks...

If a ref gives a player a yellow card for a tackle, can he change that to a red card if the medical team find out its a really bad injury (i.e. Broken bone etc) to the player who was tackled?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/28/2017

Hannah Shay of Keysville, Virginia United States asks...

After a card is displayed to a player a Referee may not change or correct the decision but may provide relevant information in the game report if the card was displayed in error. Is this true or false?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/25/2017

Krez of Bogalusa, LA United States asks...

Time is about to expire. There is a deliberate handball in the box and the AR raises his flag. The referee does not see the flag or the foul and blows to end the game. The AR calls the referee over and they talk. He then calls the players back on and...

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