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Policy 531-9 Misconduct towards Game Officials

US Soccer has a clear policy for reporting Misconduct towards Game Officials, defining what is assault and abuse. Misconduct against referees may occur before, during and after the match, including travel to or from the match. Misconduct may occur also at later times when directly related to duties of a game official as a referee.

Please read policy 531-9 here for rule application, terms and references, jurisdiction and hearings; penalties and suspensions; appeals and reporting 

Section 7. Procedure for Reporting Assault and Abuse
(A) Procedures for reporting of referee assault and/or abuse shall be developed and disseminated by the National Referee Committee to all Federation registered referees.

(B) Referees shall transmit a written report of the alleged assault or abuse, or both, within 48 hours of the incident (unless there is a valid reason for later reporting) to the designee of the Organization Member and the State Referee Administrator. For tournaments or special events, the referee shall transmit a written report to the tournament director on the day of the incident and to his home state SRA within 10 days of the incident.

The Georgia State Soccer Association designee is Anne Wright