Laws of the Game & FA Rules

Wrongful Dismissals

Appealing a sending off

Rulebook Analysis

Welcome to The FA’s Rulebook Analysis – your bite sized video guide to help you understand the decision making processes of the Governance Department in relation to On and Off-Field issues. The above video explains the Wrongful Dismissal process.

Please note that the above video is a guide to this area only. All Players and Participants are bound by FA Rules and regulations and should refer directly to those Rules and regulations for the definitive position.

Should there be any inconsistency between this guidance and the Rules and regulations, the Rules and regulations prevail.

Any reference to Participant means an Affiliated Association, Authorised Agent, Competition, Club, Club Official, Licensed Agent, Player, Official, Match Official, Management Committee Member, Member or Employee of an affiliated Club and all such persons who are from time to time participating in any activity sanctioned either directly or indirectly by The Association.

Charging Timings and Procedures referred to in Rulebook Analysis videos are applicable for Participants of the FA Premier League, Football League, Football Conference National and The FA WSL.  Consult The FA Handbook for Rules and Regulations at different levels of football.

For further information on this area, please see the resource document section below.