The Football Association is introducing tough new rules to crack down on players who abuse officials at grassroots level.
The rules are as follows:
- Minimum five-year ban for players who assault an official
- 84-day ban and £100 fine for any players who make physical contact with an official
-Minimum ban of 56 days, or six matches, and minimum £50 fine for any player that threatens an official
The new rules will be imposed from the 2017/18 season.
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