Giving a yellow card when it doesn't affect play. Does it ever happen?
April 30, 2012 3:28 PM Subscribe
Football (soccer): if a player does a cautionable offence (or an offense that has been repeated enough times to warrant a caution), but it does not affect the run of play at all, can they still be given a yellow once the ball is out of play? Examples inside.
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If a defender attempts to use his hand to prevent a ball from going over the goal line, and despite hitting it still fails to prevent the goal, can they be given a yellow card?
What if there is a non-agressive tackle where the player misses the ball, and the referee plays advantage. Can the ref then go back and give the offending player a yellow?
Can I "barge" another player on the pitch when the ball is nowhere near? Can I tug someone's shirt over their head if we're nowhere near the ball? And if I try to tug someone's shirt as hard as I can, but they wriggle free and continue with the ball, can I be carded once the ball is out of play?
I don't remember seeing it ever happen, and yet there's nothing in the FA rules that I can find that says it shouldn't.
Of course, violent offences do not apply here. Of course violent offenses can be penalised at any time, regardless of advantage.