Red Card Appeals

Claims of wrongful dismissal/ Mistaken Identity

In all these cases the appeal fee, which must be submitted with details of your appeal is £50 (steps 5-7). For clubs outside the national league system and youth the fee is £30.

Time limits are strict, claims received late will not be considered (See below table)

 

Wrongful Dismissal


A dismissal from the field of play for S6 (using offensive language and/or insulting and/or abusive language and/or gestures) or S7 (receiving a second caution in the same match) IS NOT within the criteria for a claim.

Please be aware that the DVD/Video and any other evidence submitted must show that the match official made an obvious error.

If a claim is successful the appeal fee will be returned and the suspension/fine will be removed from the player’s record. However the details of the dismissal will remain on the record as it is fact that the player was sent off. Should a player be dismissed for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity as a result of a challenge outside the penalty area, a claim will only be considered as to whether the foul committed was an obvious error. The commission will not consider whether or not the offence took place inside or outside of the penalty area, this is not an opportunity to re-referee the game and the commission must only consider whether the red card for denying a goal scoring opportunity was an obvious error.

Mistaken Identity

Mistaken identity claims can be made if the referee sends off the wrong player from the field of play. A club must submit to the County Association written reasons and any supporting evidence along with the appeal fee, within three working days of the match. If a claim is successful the appeal fee will be returned and the suspension/fine will be removed from the incorrect player’s record and transferred to the correct player.

All decisions of a disciplinary commission arising from a wrongful dismissal or mistaken identity are final and binding on all parties and there is no further right to challenge.