Referees

Sin Bin

 Sin Bins


- The FA commissioned the Sin Bin in 2016/2017, piloted it in 2017/2018 and will make it compulsory in 2019-2020 for all leagues Step 7 below


- The Sin Bin impacts cautions for DISSENT only (C2)


- Why Dissent? 

  •      To support the RESPECT programme
  •      73.5k cautions for Dissent in 2016/17 alone
  •      This equates to 25% of all cautions
  •       Aim to decrease Dissent and improve match experience


- Zero admin fee for C2 (Sin Bin) - the Sin Bin is the sanction


- Initial pilot was successful resulting in: 38% reduction in Dissent across all Leagues; 25 leagues showed a reduction whilst six showed a slight increase