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High Tackle

Process:

  • The referee should assess that foul play has occurred since it is not an accident.
  • It is a high tackle, since the tackler’s arm is used.
  • Head contact has occurred, from the tackler’s arm.
  • The degree of danger is low since none of the video signs for high danger are present

Initial decision:

Yellow Card

Mitigation?

Factors against: tackler has clear line of sight

Factors for: the head contact is indirect, with the tackle first on the body, and then slipping up to cause head contact

Factors for outweigh factors against so mitigation given and sanction reduced by one level

Final decision:

Penalty