How about some opinions on this one which actually happened whilst I was refereeing a game here in England.
Defender breaks up an attack on goal by shirt-pulling (holding). Not a DOGSO but an obvious yellow card. After the whistle has been blown the same player then prevents a quick restart by kicking the ball away (delay restart of play). This is clearly a second yellow card offence within seconds of the first.
As referee do you: -
1) Show one yellow card only for the first offence.
2) Show a yellow card for holding, followed by a second yellow card for delaying the restart of play, immediately followed by a red card for a second yellow card offence.
3) Show a straight red send off.
Your opinions will be appreciated and then I will tell you what I did.
Post by rhythmlynx on Oct 28, 2012 13:02:21 GMT 10
Johnny; My answer is a) Show one yellow card only for the first offence. In my opinion this is the more serious offence however I would also address the player's misconduct with a warning in a firm, but friendly manner, that kicking the ball away will not be tolerated. Besides, when the referee blows the whistle to sanction a player, play must not recommence until particulars of the sanction are recorded by the referee and the whistle is blown for the restart of play.
Thanks for your replies JD & rhythmlynx. I agree with you both and I also settled for just one yellow card on the day. It would not have been sensible to show two cards but I did inform the player that he had comitted two yellow card offences.
There were no further issues with the same player for the rest of the game.