|Case and Sanction
|1 Benfield U12 - £150 maximum sanction
|After reading all evidence provided, the commission felt the maximum sanction would be appropriate for the case due to;
1- Evidence to prove the referee suffered abuse before, during and after the game.
2- The referee stated he felt too intimidated to abandon the game.
3- Newcastle Benfield spectator having to be removed from the sideline by an off-duty police officer.
4- There was no evidence to show Newcastle Benfield's officials acted in a manner to assist the referee.
|2 Jordan Giles - low sanction 2 matches, £20 fine
|The commission read the referee's report and accepted the guilty plea from the club. The sanction was classed as low due to the referee reporting the abusive comments made following the red card and for the further harassment after the game. The commission felt the sanction could have been higher if more detail had been provided about the alleged harassment.
|3 Tony Armitage - 2 match ground ban, £20 fine
|The commission reviewed the match officials report and evidence submitted from the club. Upon review, the panel felt Mr Armitage should not have entered the field of play.
|4 Cramlington Town U16 Yellow - warning of future conduct
|The commission felt the club could not have done anything more to safeguard the kids and official. The commission recommended that the club enforce the parent takes the online respect course.
|5 Weston Malone - 1 ground ban and £10 fine
|The commission reviewed the match officials report and club's responses. The panel felt a low sanction would be sufficient due to Mr Weston acting in a confrontational manner even though it was reactive to other individual’s comments. The panel also felt this should be referred to the Club Welfare Officer as this person was not acting as a role model and should be reminded of their roles and responsibilities.
|6 Morpeth Town U16 - low sanction £30, respect training
|The commission reviewed the match officials report and evidence submitted from the club. The commission felt a low sanction would be appropriate as the club cannot control the individual’s actions, however this individual should be reminded of their responsibilities when acting as an assistant referee. The individual should remember to act as a role model and not show abuse to a child. A recommendation will be made to the Club Welfare Officer to monitor the behaviour of the individual and possibly recommend an online respect training course.
|7 Tommy Stewart - 4 match ban and £50 fine
|The commission reviewed the evidence supplied by the club and referee's report. The commission issued the maximum sanction due to Mr Stewart's threatening and aggressive behaviour.
|8 Iqbal Ahmed - 154 days suspension and £100 fine, include dates already served
|The commission reviewed all evidence provided and came to the unanimous decision that the case deserved higher than the minimum sanction, but was not worthy of the maximum sanction this was based upon; 1- The club accepted there was physical contact on the match official by Mr Ahmed. 2- Further dissent was shown to the match official after being shown a red card. 3- The lack of respect shown to the match official to attempt to take the card out of the official's hand was not appropriate within football. The suspension sanctioned was 154 days, the commission have taken into consideration the amount of time Mr Ahmed has already served, therefore the start date for the suspension will be set as 26/02/2018
|9 Sayedur Rahman - 1 match ban £10 fine low sanction
|The commission reviewed all of the evidence from match official and club. The commission felt there was no evidence to show Mr Rahman picked up the shovel with the intention to harm anyone despite the intimidating circumstances. The commission accepted the guilty plea from the club.
|10 Marcus Sewell - refer to RDO for education and DSO.
|Upon review the panel felt no further action could be taken due to the referee cautioning the player for the incident. Further action would be; Mr Sewell would need to be referred to his CWO due to the nature of his comments.
|11 Mark Lawrence - 2 match ban and £25 fine.
|The commission reviewed the referee's report and evidence submitted from the club. The panel sanctioned a low level charge due to Mr Lawrence's continuous improper conduct towards the match official. The commission lowered the sanction due to the referee accepting the apology after the match.