Sending Off

These offences are reported on the Standard Misconduct report form.










  1. Serious Foul Play (Law 12, S1)
  2. Violent Conduct (Law 12, S2)
  3. Spits at an opponent or any other person (Law 12, S3)
  4. Denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately
    handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area) (Law 12, S4)
  5. Denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick (Law 12, S5)
  6. Uses offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures (Law 12, S6)
  7. Receiving a second caution in the same match (Law 12, S7) A player who receives a second caution during a match MUST be dismissed following the second cautionable offence. This also applies to any players guilty of misconduct whilst receiving a first caution, i.e. refusing to give their names to you.