Since when does "intent" matter?
by ferndog (2013-03-05 17:31:00)
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  In reply to: It was terrible...  posted by wiNDycityfan

I haven't seen the game but...if a player's cleats hit another man in the chest, it's a dangerous play and probably a red.

Intent has nothing to do with it. Has there ever been a footballer in history that has intended to make contact in the box and commit a penalty? No. But if the contact happens and the player is brought down, a penalty is given.

I'm not sure where you're getting the whole intent angle from. I'll look at the replay tonight, and see if it was a bad call. But intent does't apply.


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