New five-year bans for grassroots players who assault a referee

The new laws, to be introduced for the 2017-18 season, will apply to ‘step five’ – four tiers beneath the National League – and leagues below.

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Players could also face an 84-day ban and £100 fine for any physical contact with a match official. Verbal threats will incur a minimum 56-day ban, or six matches, and £50 fine.

These sanctions will be a minimum, but a commission can increase the ban based on aggravating factors.

Are these rule changes right? Are they too excessive? I’d love to hear your opinions

 

 

One thought on “New five-year bans for grassroots players who assault a referee

  1. morphey July 27, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Seem about right. Its not acceptable and it is driving refs out the game.

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