MUFC1994 wrote:Nat_H wrote:Fine the ref for making a bad call. That will make the refs more willing to punish the diver with the yellow. They won't ever go card-crazy because they get fined for making a bad judgment. Eventually this will discourage players from diving, or even embellishing any foul. That's an idea.
That's not really fair for the ref.....it's not against the rules for a ref to miss a call, it is against the rules for a player to dive. The player should be held responsible, not the ref.
Yeah, I agree. Nat, your solution is not very good. All refs will miss calls like that, it's to be expected. But a player trying to dive is all on the player for breaking the rules, for intentionally trying to mislead the ref. Don't fine anybody. Don't fine the ref, because it's not his fault, and the fine won't drive the message to the player. The best solution is just to look over each incident with consistency, and implement like, a two-game ban rule.