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You’re the ref……


Me and the old man went to watch Earlswood Town v Coventry Alvis yesterday, Earlswood were 3-1 down when one of the Coventry players entered the penalty area and was obstructed by an Earlswood player.

Bizarrely the ref awarded a penalty citing obstruction as his reason (clear enough for me to hear from 40yrds away), the ref then booked the Earlswood player for dissent (a 10 minute sin bin at Step 7). In my day obstruction resulted in an indirect free kick, was the ref correct in his decision?

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Re: You’re the ref……


I've seen it happen once. I think it was a premier league game a few years back.

The referee got a lot of criticism for it if I remember.


Rules are rules though

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Re: You’re the ref……


The decision was correct but for the wrong reason, by the way you describe it.

Obstruction hasn't been in the Laws of the Game since the 90s; it was replaced by impeding the progress of an opponent. This can be punished with an indirect free kick, but as soon as there is contact between the players, it's a penal foul like any other and punished with a direct free kick, which is of course a penalty when in the aggressor's penalty area.

In reality, it's fairly hard to impede the progress of another player without touching them, so it always tends to be a direct free kick or a penalty.
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Nice one Joel, I’m glad I’ve kept up with the rules and regulations of the game🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️😆😆

From where I was stood it looked like the attacking player had pushed the ball too far and diverted his run into the defender but that’s a different story.
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Nice one Joel, I’m glad I’ve kept up with the rules and regulations of the game🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️😆😆

From where I was stood it looked like the attacking player had pushed the ball too far and diverted his run into the defender but that’s a different story.
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