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Feigning Injury

Southend-ref

Southend United Supporter
Level 6 Referee
#1
In the thread discussing Andy Carroll's ref card for the incident with Chico Flores at Upton Park (Webb refereeing) it was concluded that Flores could not be cautioned because, although minimal, there was contact. However upon rereading the laws of the game, it suggests he could have been cautioned.

In the list of scenarios which merit a caution for unsporting behaviour, one bullet point is:

attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled (simulation)

The 'or' is significant. This means that even if there is contact, you can still caution for pretending to be injured - no?
 

Southend-ref

Southend United Supporter
Level 6 Referee
#5
There was one in the Southend vs AFC Wimbledon game when a player went down as though he had been shot, stayed down for a couple of seconds, the referee gives nothing and a long ball is played into the diagonally opposite corner. After realising he was not going to get the free kick he sprinted the length of the pitch to shout at the referee. Even if that wasn't a 'dive' he can still be penalised for feigning injury?
 

Ryan Owens

Token Colonial
Level 3 Referee
#6
While you are justified in cautioning a player for feigning an injury, you must be careful. Only when it becomes painfully obvious that this is the aim of the game do you caution for it. See this for an excellent example of that being employed:

 

Ryan Owens

Token Colonial
Level 3 Referee
#7
While you are justified in cautioning a player for feigning an injury, you must be careful. Only when it becomes painfully obvious that this is the aim of the game do you caution for it. See this for an excellent example of that being employed:

Note: the referee does not allow her to return to the pitch during active play and then makes her return from the centre of the pitch and subsequently cautions her -- not sure if the caution was for delaying the restart of play or USB, though. Either way, I thought it was a pretty good example of saying "Piss off" to a player trying to play games.
 

Southend-ref

Southend United Supporter
Level 6 Referee
#8
While you are justified in cautioning a player for feigning an injury, you must be careful. Only when it becomes painfully obvious that this is the aim of the game do you caution for it. See this for an excellent example of that being employed:

That is cheating. Disgusting.
 
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