Registered On: December 23, 2013
Watching the Taft one again I’m at a loss as to what he could have done? he made no move towards the player, didn’t stick out his leg and wasn’t the one who instigated contact. The player deliberatly made contact with Taft and not the ball which should be our free kick no? But he flung himself to the ground and the ref ate it up.
I can definitely see where you’re coming from on that one. The alternative is it’s up to Taft to get out of the way – it’s like obstruction, sometimes doing nothing/standing still is not good enough.
Like I mentioned earlier, I don’t think the current strict liability interpretation of the laws is good for the game BUT the players should know what’s what & deal with it. Everyone else has to.