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Disciplinary Report for
Joel Israel of Old Gold
Match Date: 25 March 2017

Location: Nickerson Field, BU

Yellow Card Offense

Player's Position:
Nature of Offense
Late hit on a kicker + 10.4 (J) Lifting a player from the ground and driving that player into the ground whilst that player's feet are still off the ground such that the player's head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground.

Teams and Results
Home:    Boston University Score    0
Visitor:   Old Gold Score    60
Time into match of Incident:   42
Score at Time:   (H)  0   (V)   34
Offending-side Captain:  Martin Nielson #10
Opposing-side Captain:   Matt Stringer #10
Weather and Field Conditions
Mid 40's, light rain, turf field.

General Pattern of Play
Open and fluid play, mostly dominated by Old Gold.

Detailed Report of Incident
At half time, the BU coach approached me that some of the BU players thought Old Gold were elbowing players as they ran into tackles. I had not seen anything of that description, but told him I'd watch for the specifically in the 2nd half.

The 2nd half kicked off, and 2 minutes in, a BU player kicked the ball right around the half way line in open play. The Old Gold #3, Joel Israel, took 2 or 3 strides into the BU player after the kick had occurred, picked him up off the ground, and drove him into the ground. I immediately blew play dead, called the Old Gold captain and the offending player over, and gave #3 a Yellow Card for the offense. I did not think it was malicious enough to warrant a red card. The BU player was ok too.

After the game, when gathering information for this report, I spoke to #3 about the offense, asking him if he understood why he got the card. He didn't seem to be familiar with this rule, and that was something he wasn't supposed to be doing. I didn't get the feeling he had any intent to injure, he just didn't know that was something he couldn't do.

  Matt Freund
Date Submitted:
  26 March 2017