The Disciplinary & Appeals Committee is comprised of captains/players from EACH of the divisions for each league. The committee will be reevaluated at the beginning of each season to determine if a new representative must be found for a division. The committee discuses each appeal and selected incidences that occur throughout the season. For each incident, the committee member from the division with which the incident occurred, will remove themselves from the conversation unless they are asked by the committee to add any additional information if they were present at the time of the incident.
The goal of this committee is to ensure fairness in evaluations through reviewing each unique situation clearly and to also promote a better league for all. Decisions made by the committee are backed completely by the MASL Board itself and there is a hope that over time, these decisions will help better educate the league as a whole. When appropriate, the committee/league may choose to spread information about an incident or trends (groups of similar incidents), but will not publicize those involved.
All determinations will use the IFAB Laws of the Game as the starting point for any appeal or disciplinary manner. It is expected that the match officials, who are regularly tested and educated on the Laws of the Game would have applied the Laws of the Game properly and by current interpretations and standards. The IFAB Laws of the Game are the primary base for MASL Rules as well. Therefore, the FIRST question a captain will be asked in an appeal process will be "How did the referee misapply the Laws of the Game?". Whereas we do not expect all our captains and players to know the Laws of the Game as well as the officials, we do encourage each of you to continue to better educate yourselves.
If you wish to ready more about the Laws of the Game, either for an appeal or to learn more, you may find more information at the links below:
Any appeal must be submitted by the captain who was in attendance for their team on that day. If a non captain submits an appeal, the committee reserves the right to not hear that appeal.
Yellow Cards are NOT appealable. Only Red Cards. With this in mind, if a player receives a second caution (yellow card) which results in a 2 Count Red Card, this type of red card is NOT appealable as it would require the appeal of a yellow card.
All appeals MUST follow the following link.
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