Article 8 Respect for the referee team - Fair Play

UEFA Fair Play Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Category
Specific Regulations
Subject
Fair Play
Language
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
1 July 2015
8.01

Each team is awarded points from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 10 for showing respect to the referee team.

8.02

Players are expected to respect the referee team as people, as well as the decisions they take.

8.03

The following positive attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

  1. accepting the refereeā€™s decisions without discussion;

  2. shaking hands with the referee team at the end of the match;

  3. respecting distances imposed for free-kicks;

  4. respecting timings (e.g. countdown to kick-off).

8.04

The following negative attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

  1. arguing with a member of the referee team;

  2. ironically applauding a member of the referee team;

  3. encircling a member of the referee team;

  4. verbal abuse or offensive gesture towards a member of the referee team;

  5. physical abuse of a member of the referee team.