The Temporary Dismissals or Sin Bin rule has been re-introduced to all Football Brisbane competitions to reduce dissent and improve the matchday experience for grassroots referees.
What is Dissent?
Dissent is a cautionable offence that challenges or undermines the authority of the referee. Some examples of dissent can include:
- Shouting at the referee
- Questioning the referee’s ability
- Slamming the ball into the ground
- Sarcastically clapping a decision
This matrix outlines different match-day situations in which a dissent yellow card can be issued and the outcome for each situation. Please note that the Sin Bin Period will either be 10 minutes for matches of greater than 60 minutes duration and 5 minutes for matches with a duration of 60 minutes or less.
What if the Sin Bin period does not expire before half-time or full-time?
- If the Sin Bin period does not expire before the end of the first-half, the remainder of the Sin Bin will continue to the second-half.
- If the Sin Bin period does not expire before full-time, the reminder of the Sin Bin does not continue into the next match.
What happens in a match where extra-time and/or penalties are played?
- If the Sin Bin period does not expire before the end of the second-half, the remainder of the Sin Bin will continue into extra-time.
- If the Sin Bin period does not expire before the end of extra-time, the player can still participate in penalties.