After rereading the restarts on the USSF position paper on throwing restarts I was very surprised at this portion which identifies the USSF position on a player who off the field throws something at a player on the FOP. "Case 4 (Q&A 12.20): A player or substitute off the field strikes or throws an object at an opponent on the field while the ball is in play. The player or substitute must be ordered off for violent conduct and shown the red card. The restart is a dropped ball at the place where the ball was when the blow or object was thrown. (The misconduct was not committed by a player on the field and so stopping for this misconduct requires a dropped ball). " If we allow a DFK on the throw in from an off the field restart I remain puzzled that a "PLAYER" (not a outside agent) in the course of play could leave the FOP while the ball is in play and commit such an act given that a throwing restart placement is based on where the opponent is? First of what about leaving the field without permission? Granted a player could be off injured with permission but why is the restart going by the concept of originating misconduct not the place of the strike? If a player is off the FOP through normal play ie a strong run to the goal line and he leaps over the keeper outside the goal line but then while out there grabs a waterbottle and smacks the keeper in the head in the goal area while the keeper is holding onto the ball? A dropball in the goal area or as law dictates on the outer 6 yard edge that while a team in fairness should not contest such a drop nothing in law prevents them from doing so. A DFK from where the keeper was is more in keeping with the spirit and intent of the law change. The strike is on the FOP not off a poor ruling in my opinion. Misconduct originates as a tool is useful only when the restart can not take place on the field. It specifically states a substitute in the FIFA Q@A LAW 12 #20 is the addition of the "player" to the USSF position in keeping with other interpretations?I thought this the reason to change it in the first place?