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Players collide.

When players collide

When players collide

Two players collide when they jump to head a high ball. One falls to the ground holding his head, so you call on the physio. But while you are waiting, you notice the big screen showing a replay: the player being treated had been viciously, deliberately elbowed by his opponent. The crowd go wild. Now that you have seen the incident on the replay, what should you do?

 

You are the ref

Read the statements below and decide which is best. In this case, what would you do?
You should punish the player!

Sorry, that's not right. As hard as it may be, no, you cannot take any action. 

Keith Hackett: You are not allowed to use the big screen in the decision-making process (and the screen should not have shown the incident). You should, though, communicate with your assistants to seek their view on the challenge – but if they’ve seen nothing wrong, that is the end of the matter. The situation would later be looked at by the FA, who could take it further if they were satisfied that none of the match officials had witnessed the elbowing.

You should ignore it and do nothing.

Well done.

Keith Hackett: You are not allowed to use the big screen in the decision-making process (and the screen should not have shown the incident). You should, though, communicate with your assistants to seek their view on the challenge – but if they’ve seen nothing wrong, that is the end of the matter. The situation would later be looked at by the FA, who could take it further if they were satisfied that none of the match officials had witnessed the elbowing.

 

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josegsalass's picture
josegsalass
18/11/2019
VE
581
points

That's right, referees´decision must be based on what they saw


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josegsalass
18/11/2019 02:51
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

That's right, referees´decision must be based on what they saw

danimv4
13/08/2019
ES
52
points

VAR.


danimv4
13/08/2019 19:10
Spain
Liverpool
52

VAR.

mgsein
10/12/2017
MM
41
points

Assistants are very important in these situation.


mgsein
10/12/2017 13:40
Myanmar
Manchester United
41

Assistants are very important in these situation.

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srdjan91
17/12/2016
RS
1
points

J


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srdjan91
17/12/2016 18:21
Serbia
Arsenal
1

J

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kwesimanifest
21/06/2016
GH
4752
points

in countries that have faulty screens the assistant referees will be of great importance


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kwesimanifest
21/06/2016 13:58
Ghana
Manchester United
4752

in countries that have faulty screens the assistant referees will be of great importance

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
21/06/2016
GH
4752
points

that's the importance of the assistant referees


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
21/06/2016 13:57
Ghana
Manchester United
4752

that's the importance of the assistant referees

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assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Using the screen is not allowed and i think the idea of using it in the future is not good because the match will take longer time.


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assemjuve
04/04/2016 04:13
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Using the screen is not allowed and i think the idea of using it in the future is not good because the match will take longer time.

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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016
TR
1761
points

That's reasonable.


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HakanUslu1881
08/03/2016 08:02
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

That's reasonable.

nikosonris
16/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Interesting debate: whether to allow watching replays or not? On the one hand, it will definitely improve the quality of the decision-making process and really make it a 'fair play'. On the other hand, the human factor adds to the emotional sensitivity of a football match.


nikosonris
16/11/2015 13:09
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Interesting debate: whether to allow watching replays or not? On the one hand, it will definitely improve the quality of the decision-making process and really make it a 'fair play'. On the other hand, the human factor adds to the emotional sensitivity of a football match.

Abdallah
22/09/2015
KW
1813
points

Im not convinced in it


Abdallah
22/09/2015 20:25
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Im not convinced in it

noemi
31/05/2014
0
points

oops! learnt something today!


noemi
31/05/2014 18:10


0

oops! learnt something today!

greeh omer
27/05/2014
0
points

I will give the player who used foul yellow card and will be a free-kick against him


greeh omer
27/05/2014 19:33


0

I will give the player who used foul yellow card and will be a free-kick against him

aysu17
22/03/2013
0
points

what???:D


aysu17
22/03/2013 12:16


0

what???:D

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