The referee forgets to bring red & yellow cards and notebook to match. advises team managers who say it’s not a problem.
during the course of the match 1 player gets a “yellow card” booking and another gets 2 “yellow cards” and therefore a “red”.
However, due the the lack of the appropriate equipment, should these “bookings” stand and should the players still receive fines (we’re talking and under 15’s sunday match here.)
Should the referee offer to ignore the offences in his match report and could the teams involved ASK him to ignore the bookings on the basis that he forgot his match official’s equipment.?
USSF answer (November 29, 2010):
Yes, despite the referee’s own carelessness in forgetting his cards, the bookings stand, as does the dismissal for the second caution in a match. No, the referee cannot ignore the bookings, and any attempt by the two teams to ask him to do so should also be includ