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Coughing at opponents, referees an offence: England FA

Coughing at opponents, referees an offence: England FA

4/8/2020 8:59:00 AM

Coughing at opponents, referees an offence: England FA

Players who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by England's Football Association (FA) amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The instructions to referees taking charge of games when Covid-19 restrictions are in...

EngagementsPlayers who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by England's Football Association (FA) amid the Covid-19 pandemic.The instructions to referees taking charge of games when Covid-19 restrictions are in place will come into force immediately and be applied at all levels of the game.

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The FA added that the offence would fall under the category of"using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures".The document added that referees must not look to punish"routine" coughing and should remind players to avoid spitting on the ground, although it is not an act of misconduct.

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Football: Sent off for a cough? FA issues guidelines to refereesPlayers who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by England's Football ...

Sent off for a cough? FA issues guidelines to refereesPlayers who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by England's Football ...

Sent off for a cough? FA issues guidelines to refereesPlayers who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by England's Football ...