Monday 3 May 2010

Outside Agents Interfering with the Match

The following incident occurred during the Tottenham Hotspur v Bolton Wanderers Premier League match on Saturday 1 May 2010.

According to the Laws of the Game, any outside agent that affects the running of a match is considered “outside interference”. Play should be stopped, the outside agent removed and play restarted with a drop ball at the place where the ball was when play was stopped.

Here are some freeze frames of an outside agent interfering with the match.

[Referee Chris Foy is alerted by his AR of an outside agent (i.e. an over-enthusiastic boy running onto the pitch)]

[He won’t forget this incident in a hurry!]

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