How is punishment for a red card decided?

Modified on Tue, 26 Nov 2019 at 09:02 PM

If a Player is sent off, it is a matter of fact the Player will be suspended 7 days after the date of the game, as set out by The FA in the Discipline Handbook.

 

The length of ban depends on the type of misconduct: 

 

Serious Foul Play

3 match suspension

5 penalty points

 

Violent Conduct

3 match suspension

6 penalty points

 

Spitting at an opponent

6 match suspension

7 penalty points

 

Denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity by an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick

1 match

3 penalty points

 

Denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball

1 match

3 penalty points

 

Use of offensive, or insulting or abusive language

2 matches

4 penalty points

 

Receiving a second caution in a match

1 match suspension

3 penalty points

 

You can read more about misconduct charges in the Discipline Handbook.

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