Video FA1817 -Technical Foul: Fake a Foul

On this play, a Technical Foul is called against White-12. Correct call.
This is an example of the excessive faking. Jumping off spot and landing spot are close to each other. Feet go up when falling and hands are prepared for fall.

A player who fakes excessively (without any contact with an opponent) and does not generate any illegal contact:
• Direct Technical Foul (Unsportsmanlike behavior)

Fake a foul is any action by a player (defense or offense) to pretend being fouled or to make theatrical exaggerated movements in order to create an appearance of being fouled and therefore gaining an unfair advantage.

Referees must know the game, the technical movements and tactics of the players to prevent players buying a fake.
This type of behavior does not fit within the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.
• Clean up the game – clean it early!

2017 FIBA Rules Official – Interpretations – 1st February 2018
36-16 Statement. Whenever a player fakes a foul the following procedure shall be applied:
• Without interrupting the game, the official signals the fake with showing twice the “rise the lower-arm” signal.
• As soon as the game is stopped, the next time a warning shall be communicated to the
player and the coach of this team. Both teams are entitled to 1 warning.
• The next time a player of this team fakes a foul, a technical foul shall be called. This
applies also if the game was not stopped to communicate the earlier warning.
• In an excessive case without any contact, a technical foul may be called immediately
without a warning.

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