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JESTER OF SORTS
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In the manner that when a player is down, and a team kicks the ball out, but the other team won't give them back the ball, just continue the throw in like nothing happened and attack....or when the referee does the whole "drop the ball between the 2 players telling one of them to kick it downfield" but the kicker wouldn't kick it downfield, but use it as a quick free kick opportunity?

Would a team be allowed to do this consistently?
 

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no, the ref can blow the whistle to stop the play

the last law of football is "fair play", and it gives the right to the ref to blow the whistle on any offence he feels violates this.
 

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Ask Holland, they did it to us at the 2006 WC and Deco ended up being ejected for bringing justice to the situation.
 

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They should be allowed to do whatever they want; if FIFA wants to force that then it is not a fair play anymore, it is just an obligation... not to mention the way they do it is so f..ing stupid, if a player is injured you are HAVE TO kick the ball out but you make sure to kick it as close as you can to the other team's goal so that you can f.k them up just in case they lose the ball soon enough after the restart.

FIFA is bringing too much political correctness and false sense of friendliness to my taste.
 

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no, the ref can blow the whistle to stop the play

the last law of football is "fair play", and it gives the right to the ref to blow the whistle on any offence he feels violates this.
Well see the problem here is, is that the actions seem to be legitimate actions in the game. Does the referee have the right to whistle down a legit throwin?

Also, why does he drop the ball between the players then? He's giving the opportunity for one team to capitalize on it. If the referee wants one of the teams to get an advantage here, he should be giving a straight free kick for the team he's already chosen to get an advantage, or to not be at a disadvantage.

Basically what I am saying is, these actions seem to be ALLOWED actions to do, however dishonorable they are. Why could a team not employ this dirty tactic?
 

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Barca did that in the last season of CL when they played Shakhtar Donetsk.
 

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Dark Andy; are you familiar with the concept of "unwritten law"?
Sometimes there are rules that would look ridiculous on paper, but in practice they won't provoke any significant opposition, so they are implemented all the time and become part of conventional wisdom but you can't find them in the handbook!
Take this example; suppose player B is tackled by play A, the move is a foul but does not warrant a booking, but player B reacts angrily and physically attacks player A, in this case both players are booked almost always even though whatever player A did (just a foul) would not warrant a yellow card in the first place. This example of unwritten low would look silly on paper but it is implemented because you would think it will calm down both sides and let the game resume smoothly.
The fair play rules are there to give you a delusion of friendliness and the "message of peace" that football has, and that football "brings people together" whatever that shit supposed to mean.
 

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Also, why does he drop the ball between the players then? He's giving the opportunity for one team to capitalize on it. If the referee wants one of the teams to get an advantage here, he should be giving a straight free kick for the team he's already chosen to get an advantage, or to not be at a disadvantage.
That's right, imo. He lets the players either scrap for the ball or come to an agreement for one player agrees to kick the ball away while the other stands back. The ref isn't supposed to uphold the agreement though.
 

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Dark Andy, no team has any obligation to act in a sporting manner. However, it usually follows that if one team were to act sportingly when they would otherwise get a distinct advantage (for example, if the goalkeeper is lying down injured), then the other team would be compelled to reciprocate. However, showing yourselves to be bad sportsmen would mean that you would not receive any favors from your opponents either. Some teams do stretch the limits as much as possible (teams that kick the ball close to the opponents goal line during injuries, for example), but no team could get away with being downright unsportsmanlike and expect other teams not to act in the same way.
 
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