Video FA1819 – Fake a Foul

On this play, the Official should call a Technical Foul (Fake a Foul) against Red-7 instead of an Offensive Foul against White-6.

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.

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!


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