Dissent Forms of Dissent Actions (verbal and visual) that bring the game into disrepute Actions which convey aggressiveness to an official Mass confrontation around official Words, tone, body language, facial expressions which demonstrate negative, condescending attitude toward an official
Dissent Forms of Dissent Extended nature and persistence of player’s action Waving hands, kicking ball away, charging toward an official, player restrained by other players Strong, excessively loud comments Gestures directed toward official that show disgust or disrespect
Dissent Ask yourself: “Is this a quick emotional outburst or dissent?” If it is an emotional outburst consider alternative methods of addressing the behaviour. must cautionIf it is dissent the referee must caution the player.
Dissent Taking Action Common Sense Approach Caution or other method The referee’s response to dissent must be consistent with the potential impact of the dissent. Early Recognition, Action and Message
Dissent Taking Action “Stop Sign” – Visual warning signal – Further dissent MUST be cautioned – Line “drawn in the sand” – Can be used by all officials
11 Dissent Offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures Red card MUST be issued if it exceeds the boundaries of the “Personal, Public and Provocative” standards
12 Dissent Physical Contact with an Official Any player who makes deliberate physical contact with an official in order to dispute a decision, may be sent off for violent conduct
Dissent Summary Referees must determine if actions are: An Emotional outburst; or An act of Dissent; or Offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gesture and manage or punish appropriately
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