G. & D. Regulations

16. ON-FIELD MISCONDUCT

16.1 Yellow Card

(a) A Yellow Card is issued by a Match Official to a Player due to the following cautionable offences specified at Law 12 of the Laws of the Game and shall be given as follows:

Code Description
Y1 The player is guilty of unsporting conduct
Y2  The player shows dissent by action or word
Y3  The player persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
Y4  The player delays the restart of play
Y5 The player fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick, free kick or throw in
Y6 The player re-enters the field of play without the Referee's permission
Y7 The player deliberately leaves the field of play without the Referee's permission
 
(b) For the avoidance of doubt, if a Player receives two (2) Yellow Cards in a Match, resulting in a Red Card Offence, then neither caution shall be considered when accumulating cautions pursuant to sections 16.2 to 16.4.

16.2 Accumulation of Yellow Cards - Premiership

(a) A player who accumulates four (4) yellow cards in the Premiership shall serve a mandatory one (1) Fixture Suspension and any player receiving six (6) yellow cards in the Premiership shall serve a mandatory two (2) Fixture Suspension. Notification shall be given to the player's Club as soon as possible after the fourth and sixth caution is received by GHFA.

(b) A player who accumulates eight (8) or more yellow cards in the Premiership shall be referred by the General Manager to the GPT.

16.3 Accumulation of Yellow Cards - Championship

A Player who accumulates two (2) Yellow Cards in the Championship or Pennant rounds shall serve a mandatory one (1) Fixture Suspension. Notification shall be given to the player's Club as soon as possible after the second caution is received by GHFA.

16.4 Red Card Offences

(a) Subject to section 7, a Participant who receives a Red Card must serve a mandatory one (1) Fixture Suspension.

(b) A Red Card may be issued by a Match Official during a Match against a Participant who engages in any one of the following offences and also listed at the Table of Offences at Schedule 3 to these Regulations:

Code Description

R1  Serious foul play
R2  Violent conduct
R3  Spitting at an opponent or any other person
R4  Denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goal-keeper within his own penalty area)
R5 Denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick
R6 Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
R7 Receiving a second caution in the same match
 
(c) Suspensions shall be served immediately and in accordance with section 14 of these Regulations.

(d) Red Cards issued during an abandoned Match will be upheld regardless of whether the Match is replayed or not.

16.5 Team Misconduct

(a) Each Club must ensure that its Participants do not engage in Team Misconduct.

(b) A team is deemed to have committed Team Misconduct when:

  1. Five (5) or more players are shown the Yellow Card or the Red Card in one match; or
  2. Three (3) or more players are shown the Red Card in one match; or
  3. Its Participants collectively show dissent towards a Match Official or collectively seek to intimidate, threaten or exert pressure on a Match Official to make or alter a decision in a Match; or
  4. Its Participants engage in a melee or brawl in a Match (regardless of whether or not is it possible to identify the instigators).

(c) For the avoidance of doubt, jurisdiction to deal with Team Misconduct as defined at 16.5 (b) i and 16.5 (b) ii lies with the Disciplinary Committee (see 7.1 (a) iii ) and sanctions for a first (1st) offence in one season and a second (2nd) offence in one season are specified in Table F of Schedule 3 of these Regulations (Table of Offences). A third (3rd) or subsequent offence by one team in the same season shall be referred by the Disciplinary Committee to the General Purposes Tribunal for determination. This section 16.5 (e) shall not prevent the DC from referring a first (1st) or a second (2nd) offence to the GPT where the DC, in its absolute discretion, considers such referral appropriate.

(d) Any Team that engages in Team Misconduct as defined at sections 16.5 (b) iii and 16.5 (b) iv will be deemed to have committed Misconduct (section 15.2) and the Board may, in its absolute discretion, charge the Team accordingly and refer the matter to the General Purposes Tribunal for determination pursuant to section 8.2 (Charges of Misconduct and Disrepute)

(e) In determining whether to sanction a team or club pursuant to sections 16.5 (b) iii and 16.5 (d) iv, the General Purposes Tribunal may consider any exceptional circumstances which it deems apply.

(f) The relevant sanctions for Team Misconduct as defined at sections 16.5 (b) iii and 16.5 (b) iv are set out at Table D of Schedule 3 of these Regulations (Table of Offences).

16.6 Unregistered Players
(a) Clubs must not field or list unregistered Players, including individuals playing under false or assumed identities, in any Match. Unregistered Players means those Players who have not registered with FFA and or GHFA.

(b) Any Club which fields or lists unregistered players shall be deemed to have committed Misconduct and as a result the Board may, in its absolute discretion, charge the Club and refer the matter to the GPT for Determination.

16.7 Ineligible Players
(a) Clubs must not field or list Ineligible Players in any Match.

(b) Any Club which fields or lists Ineligible Players shall be deemed to have committed Misconduct and as a result the Board may, inits absolute discretion, charge the Club and refer the matter to the GPT for Determination.

16.8 Team Officials and Club Officials
(a) The DC has jurisdiction to issue Suspensions based on the Match Official Reports and in accordance with the Table of Offences against Team Officials and Club Officials.

(b) A Team Official or Club Official who has been expelled from the field of play by a Match Official must serve the Suspensions issued by the DC immediately and the Suspension may apply across all Football Activities.

16.9 Refusal to take the field of play and mass walk-offs
Any Club which by the conduct of its Players, Team or Club Officials or Spectators caused a Match to be terminated or abandoned as a result of refusing to take the field or mass walk-offs shall be deemed to have brought the game into Disrepute and as a result the Board may, in its absolute discretion, charge a Participant or the Club itself and refer the matter to the GPT for Determination.

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