mikey287 wrote:Shakes wrote:mikey287 wrote:
Why not just blow the whistle?
The player is not "in distress" from an injury, so you don't like to blow the whistle there...there's no real obligation to blow the whistle there either. In fact, I would have a problem if they blew the whistle for that. You can leave the player there until he's offside or there's another stoppage, or you can give him a shove and try to keep the play going. I'm pretty all right with the decision made, I thought it was proper. But I only had one look at it.
Fair enough. Not that big deal really. But to me, if it was a safety issue, and there is no scoring chance, just blow it. Otherwise, as you said, he wasn't in distress, so let him hobble around or get help from a teammate if you don't want to blow it.