Disciplinary Action for Red Cards
As per FIFA rules if a player receives a red card, the player will
have an automatic suspension of one game. Not only is the player
ejected from the current game but the player will suspended for the
following scheduled game. If the incident is deemed severe enough,
by the referee or the VSA executives based upon the referees report,
a disciplinary meeting will be held prior to the player’s
next game to determine if additional suspension is required.
This meeting will be to confirm how many game suspensions the
player will be required to adhere to. In order for this to happen,
after the game the referee will be required to submit a report describing
the incident causing a red card to be shown. This report will have to be
submitted within 24 hours of the incident. The player & team coach are
also required to complete a red card incident report.
These reports are to submitted by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org (See attachment for incident report).
Once the reports have been received, the coach and the player may be
called for a disciplinary meeting. The meeting will be held with a minimum
of two of the VSA executive members. The decision for additional suspension
will be made based on the ref’s report, FIFA’s Rules of the Game, VSA policies
and the VSA Executives discretion based upon the severity of the incident.
Once the number of game suspensions has been determined, the town
rep will be contacted, along with the referees officiating the games
that are to be missed. If the player dresses, or steps on the field
(or has deceivingly been found to have changed their jersey #), the
team will therefore forfeit their game and be open to additional disciplinary action. Referee Red Card Incident ReportCoach Red Card Incident ReportPlayer Red Card Incident Report