Player or Club member does not require to attend a meeting.
Suspension for a number of matches (Match Suspensions) will be imposed based on the fixed penalties as approved by the Scottish Amateur F.A. and detailed in Appendix 1 of these Rules.
Serious Offence of Exceptional Misconduct
- Referee assault.
- Physically threatening the Referee.
- Verbally threatening the Referee.
- Physical assault on or by a Club Official.
All misconduct reports relating to offences of the above nature must be forwarded to the Scottish Amateur F.A. in order that they may be dealt with by the appropriate Committee.
Suspensions would be for a period of time (Dated Suspensions) and would be imposed based on the guidelines of the Scottish Amateur F.A. as detailed in Appendix 11 of these Rules.
Any player reported as being cautioned, will have the caution recorded.
|Fixed Penalties for Standard Offences|
|(Players do not have to attend a meeting)|
|Serious foul play||2 games|
|Adopting a threatening or aggressive attitude||3 games|
|Punching an opponent||4 games|
|Kicking an opponent||4 games|
|Striking an opponent||4 games|
|Head to head confrontation||4 games|
|Attempting to punch an opponent||3 games|
|Attempting to kick an opponent||3 games|
|Attempting to strike an opponent||3 games|
|Eyeball to eyeball confrontation||3 games|
|Pushing head into opponents head||6 games|
|Pushing an opponent||3 games|
|Elbowing opponent in face||8 games|
|Elbowing opponent on body||4 games|
|Kicking and punching opponent||8 games|
|Grabbing opponent by throat||6 games|
|Stamping on an opponent’s body||8 games|
|Denies a goal or goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball||1 game|
|Denies a goal goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal punishable by a free kick or penalty kick||1 game|
|Offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures||2 games|
|Offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures towards Referee||3 games|
|Receiving a second caution in the same match||1 game|
|Accumulation of Cautions 1st set of 5 Cautions||1 game|
|2nd set of 5 Cautions||3 games|
|3rd set of 5 Cautions||6 games|
Guidelines for Serious Offences
|Referee assault.||Maximum suspension of 10 years.|
|Physically threatening Referee – attempting to lay hands on the Referee.||Maximum suspension of 5 years.|
|Verbally threatening Referee.||Maximum suspension of 3 years.|
|Physical assault on Club Officials.||Maximum suspension of 5 years.|
|Serious violent conduct – e.g. deliberately kicking opponent on head.||Maximum suspension of 5 years.|
|Headbutting.||Maximum suspension of 18 months.|
|Spitting.||Maximum suspension of 5 years.|
|Spitting on a referee.||Maximum suspension of 10 years|
|Deliberately and knowingly playing a suspended player under an assumed name||Maximum suspension of 2 years.|
|Deliberately playing while under Suspension under an assumed name||Maximum suspension of 2 years.|
|Deliberately and knowingly playing a suspended player.||Maximum suspension of 2 years.|
|Deliberately playing or participating while under suspension||Maximum suspension of 1 year.|
|Deliberately playing under an assumed name.||Maximum suspension 1 year.|
|Serious Misuse of Social Media||Maximum suspension 1 year|