Misconduct, Protest & Appeals

Eastern Premier Soccer League 

Misconduct, Protests & Appeals

 

Cautions (Yellow Cards):

  • A player shall be suspended one (1) match for every five (5) cautions received during regular season league matches.
  • The accumulation of cautions shall not carry over into any post-season, playoff or championship matches.

Ejections (Red Cards):

Players and officials shall be suspended for misconduct as specified below and may be fined accordingly:

  • One (1) match for players who are sent off for denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity.
  • At least one (1) match or an appropriate period of time for unsporting behaviour towards an opponent or a person other than a match official.
  • At least one (1) match for officials who are sent off for dissent by word or action.
  • At least one (1) match for deliberately receiving a yellow or red card in order to be suspended for an upcoming match and to ultimately have a clean record.
  • At least two (2) matches for serious foul play.
  • At least two (2) matches for provoking spectators at a match by any means.
  • At least two (2) matches or a specific period and a possible fine for acting with obvious intent to cause a match official to make an incorrect decision or supporting his error of judgement and thereby causing him to make an incorrect decision.
  • At least three (3) matches or an appropriate period of time and a possible fine for assault, e.g. elbowing, punching, kicking, biting, spitting, hitting , etc., an opponent or a person other than a match official.
  • At least four (4) matches or an appropriate period of time and a possible fine for unsporting behaviour towards a match official.
  • At least ten (10) matches or an appropriate period of time and a possible fine for intimidating or threatening a match official.
  • At least fifteen (15) matches or an appropriate period of time and a possible fine for assaulting a match official, e.g. elbowing, punching, kicking, biting, spitting, hitting, etc.

Non-Appearance to a Match:

  • A team, which fails to play a scheduled match, shall be penalized by losing the match 3:0 and fined $500. Additionally, the offending team shall be responsible for any referee fees.

Non-Appearance of Team Physio or Medical Person:

  • A home team, which fails to have a physio or medical personnel present at a match shall be sanctioned as follows: 1st offense - warning; 2nd offense - $100 fine; 3rd and subsequent offenses - $200 fine.

Arbiter & Arbitration Committee:

  • Any sanction resulting in a player suspension of two or less matches or a club sanction of less than a $250 fine shall be handled by the Arbiter.
  • The Arbiter is appointed by the Executive Board and shall not be a member of any club of the League.
  • Any sanction resulting in a player suspension of more than two matches or a club sanction of more than a $250 fine shall be handled by the Arbitration Committee. The Arbitration Committee shall also serve as an Appeals Committee of any decision of the Arbiter.
  • The Arbitration Committee shall consist of representatives from each of the conferences, but representatives of the conferences of the team(s) involved in the arbitration shall not participate.
  • In those cirumstances where the Arbitration Committee renders an initial decsion, an appeal made by filed with the League Executive Board. In those cirumstances where the Arbitration Committee acts an Appeals Committee for a decision of the Arbiter, an appeal my be filed with the relevant state association.

Protests & Appeals:

  • A team wishing to protest a match, must file a protest within seven (7) days of the match. The protest may be filed by mail or email, with the opposing team copied. The cost of filing a protest is $100. Depending on the nature of the protest, the matter will either be sent to the Arbiter or Arbitration Committee.
  • An appeal of a decision of the Arbiter or Arbitration Committee, must be filed within seven (7) days of the publication of the decision. The appeal may be filed by mail or email. The cost of filing an appeal is $250, which shall be refunded if the appeal is upheld.

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