Sunday 17 January 2010

Two Public Warnings: South China v Tai Po

The following occurred at the end of the Division One league match between South China and NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po on Saturday 16 January 2010 at Hong Kong Stadium.

16 Jan 2010 South China v Tai Po 2 Public Warnings

A few minutes later (after the two cautions in the 90th minute) in injury time at the end of the 2nd half, there is a direct free kick to Tai Po. Two players are pushing each other in the goal area, so the Referee whistles and publicly warns them to stop. But pushing continues and the Referee again whistles and publicly warns them to stop. Normally, when these incidents occur consecutively early on in a match, cautions will be issued after the first public warning. However, the Referee understands that this free kick is the last action of the match and it would be pointless to issue cautions unless it is absolutely necessary (i.e. when there is obvious unsporting behaviour).

The Referee used common sense and HKRef believes this is optimum officiating.

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