Football Queensland would like to reiterate that the new Temporary Dismissal (Sin Bin) Law is NOT in use for the FFA Cup.
This information has previously been shared with zone referee coordinators for distribution to all referees.
We have communicated this information to ALL registered Queensland referees.
Football Queensland is aware that referees have misused the Temporary Dismissal (Sin Bin) Law during some FFA Cup matches, however as per 2018 FFA Laws of the Game, results of those matches will stand.
Law 5 Section 2.
Decisions will be made to the best of the referee`s ability according to the Laws of the Game and the ‘spirit of the game’ and will be based on the opinion of the referee who has the discretion to take appropriate action within the framework of the Laws of the Game.
The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play, including whether or not a goal is scored and the result of the match, are final.
The decisions of the referee, and all other match officials, must always be respected. The referee may not change a decision on realising that it is incorrect or on the advice of another match official if play has restarted or the referee has signalled the end of the first or second half (including extra time) and left the field of play or terminated the match.