Caution Notifications

Cautions are issued to players, substitutes or a substituted player. There are seven offences:

 

C1

Unsporting behavior**

C5

Failure to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick, free kick or throw in.

C2

Dissent by word or action

C6

Entering or re-entering the field of play without the referees’ permission

C3

Persistent infringement of the Laws of the Game

C7

Deliberately leaving the field of play without the referee’s permission

C4

Delaying the restart of play

 

 

 

** FA Codes for unsporting behaviour

AA

Adopting an aggressive attitude

HB

Handball

 

DI

Simulation

RP

Reckless Play

DP

Dangerous Play

SP

Pushing or Pulling an opponent

FT

Foul Tackle

TR

Tripping

GC

Goal Celebration

UB

Other unspecified Unsporting Behaviour

 

An administration fee of £10.00 will be charged for the processing of each report. For each caution received a player will be subject to one penalty point. Any such punishment will take effect regardless of whether or not the notification of it from The Association is received before it is due to take effect in accordance with the Disciplinary Procedures.
 


Caution Accumulation

Cautions are accumulated if they are received in the same category of football. The categories are defined as follows:

(a)         The Premier League, Football League and Football Conference (National);

(b)         The Football Conference (North and South Divisions), the Isthmian League, the Northern Premier League and the Southern League;

(c)          Steps 5 to 7 of the National League System

(d)          Any other adult league outside of the National League System which operates a match- based disciplinary system and is further categorised as Saturday, Sunday and Midweek.

(e)          Vets football

(f)          Representative Football
 

 

 


10

Cautions

 

 

If a Player accumulates ten cautions within the same category of football between the opening day of the Playing Season and the second Sunday of April in the same Season, he will be suspended automatically for a period covering Two matches plus a fine of £15.

 

If in the final match before the second Sunday of April a player accumulates his tenth caution in any Competition since the opening day of the Playing season and then receives a second caution in the same match and consequently is dismissed, the Player will be suspended automatically for a period covering Two Matches plus a fine of £15. This two match suspension will automatically apply in such cases, instead of the one match automatic suspension which would otherwise apply to a Player who receives two cautions in the same match.

 

If a Player accumulates ten cautions within the same category of football between the opening day of the Playing Season and the last day of the same Season, he will be Severely Censured and Warned as to his future Conduct.

 

 

 

 

 


15

Cautions

 


If a Player accumulates fifteen cautions within the same category of football between the opening date of the Playing Season and the last day of the same Season, he will be suspended automatically for a period covering Three matches plus a fine of £15.

 

 

 

 

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