FA law come into place at grassroots level that will give players 5 year bans if they assault a referee!

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The FA have introduced a series of mandatory punishments for any player playing at grassroots level of football.

Players will recieve a minimum and automatic five-year ban if they assualt a referee.

Additionally, there will also be at least an 84-day ban and £100 fine for any physical contact with a match official. Verbal threats will now be sanctioned with a minimum ban of 56 days, or six matches, and a fine of £50.

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