Disciplinary Procedures


Standard Offences

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

1. Referee assault.

2. Physically threatening the Referee.

3. Verbally threatening the Referee.

4. Physical assault on or by a Club Official.

5. Headbutting

6. Spitting

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.

Cautions

Any player reported as being cautioned, will have the caution recorded.

 

APPENDIX 1

 

Fixed Penalties for Standard Offences

 

(Players do not have to attend a meeting)

 

OFFENCE                                                                                                             

SUSPENSION

Serious foul play                                                                                                 

2 games

Violent Conduct

 

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

 

APPENDIX 11

Guidelines for Serious Offences

 

SAFA CASES

 

 Referee assault.                         

Must be a dated suspension with a maximum suspension of 10 years – not ‘Sine Die’

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

 

 

 

LEAGUE CASES

 

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

 

 

 

 

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