BBC Sport - IFA referee boss Tavinder explains rules revamp
IFA ref boss Tavinder explains rules revamp
- From the section Football
Saturday sees the start of the Irish Premiership season and IFA Referee Development Manager Lee Tavinder gives a guide to new rules coming in for the 2016/17 campaign.
The most significant tweak is that denying a goalscoring opportunity, which results in a penalty, is no longer an automatic red-card offence.
The new law offers more discretion to the referee and will hopefully result in fewer dismissals.