- Aug 21, 2014
The rules have only changed for the attacking team, where a handball, no matter how minimal the contact is or how unintentional it is, will be deemed a free kick if there's a goal. For the defenders the rules are the same as they've been for ages. Stop talking bollox.What the feck I’m saying UncleBob is the current rule on handball is shite and that we should revert back to when it was not a pen/free kick if it was deemed unintentional.
What we have seen is penalties given for ridiculous handball decisions and then a lack of consistency in following that.
A change back to the previous rules on handball imo would make it easier for the refs to decide no penalty and not have VAR overrule that decision.