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Author Topic: Twente v. Feyenoord  (Read 783 times)

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Re: Twente v. Feyenoord
« Reply #15 on: Thu 02 Feb 2023 08:43 »
The fact that he missed is a comment on the accuracy of his throwing but an irrelevance as to whether it is VC or not.  If I throw a punch at an opponent and miss, that is still VC.

He could not have used any more force in using the ball as a weapon than he did.  Throwing it into the ground is petulant and warrants a yellow card.  Aiming it at an opponent (even a stupid one) with the level of force used can be classed as VC.

That might have worked with the old laws, doesn't with the current ones though.  No one could possibly say that was an act of excessive force or brutality, and one or both of them is now needed for violent conduct.

It's a subjective matter but I agree with Leggy on this occasion. For me, there is sufficient excessive force to warrant dismissal for VC. Had he been sent off by the Referee, it would have been interesting to see whether he appealed and if it was successful. Sadly, we shall never know.

It absolutely would be overturned, and you'd be left holding a fourth official's board for a few weeks.

We can only surmise that, to be fair. It might be overturned, it might not. It's all very subjective at the end of the day.
« Last Edit: Thu 02 Feb 2023 09:55 by Seagull »