Discussion in 'Copa América 2016 - Refereeing' started by MassachusettsRef, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. PlayTheWhistle

    Jul 6, 2015
    San Jose Earthquakes
    In a college club game I was involved in a similar situation. One team was undefeated coming into the game. The game was tied at 86 minutes with 5 yellows. I was AR and the ref called a PK, which gave the undefeated team a win to continue their streak. The losers were over the top with anger at losing and blamed the ref crew. After the end of the game we had to issue a red for OFFINABUS.

    The emotion is a tricky thing to manage, especially with adult players. The foul is usually a product of frustration and lack of control. The PK call exacerbates the emotion. After making the call to back toward the goal line is one obvious move.

    What other techniques have you all used to manage these kinds of situations?
  2. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    The knee might be barely over.
    Impossible to tell because I can't guarantee I got it exactly right.
    The touch might have been sooner and so he would have been even more onside.
    But the flag should have stayed down on this.

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  3. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry I don't buy the PK handbal call or Jair's "chicken wing" defense. It was a short distance. It hit very near the top of the shoulder. He did not move his arm or shoulder into the path of the ball. Finally his arm was against his body and not out "chicken winging" as Jair suggest with his motions to the Bolivian players.
  4. ptref

    ptref Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Manchester United FC
    I'm pretty sure that Marrufo didn't want to call that PK. He didn't whistle until after his AR signaled for the foul. Maybe Marrufo did not have a clear view of the play, and he was going off of the info given to him by the AR.
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