Well, I can tell I expressed myself poorly.
I did not mean to imply that an object in a player's hand is an outside agent.
was trying to use the example of an outside agent to clarify our thinking
which attempt, obviously, was more obscurative than illuminatory).
An outside agent is anything that does not belong on the field. Contact by the
all with an outside agent should always result in two decisions by the referee:
) the ball is immediately out of play, and 2) the restart is a dropped ball.
When a player throws a piece of equipment at the ball, the POE is not an outside
gent, but should be treated as if the object is in the player's hand. Since
eepers are allowed to play the ball with their hands in their own PA,
eliberately handling the ball is not an issue in our scenario.
But throwing an object is USB. Unless advantage is invoked (and there is no
eason not to wait until the ball is almost out of play to see if it will cross
he goal line between the posts and under the bar, rather than outside/above,
efore announcing that decision), the referee should decide that the ball is out
f play as soon as contact occurs - in which case (and also in the case where
he referee rescinds the advantage decision), the location of the contact
etermines the location of the resulting IFK.
Because that is the location of the USB.
SSF 06 USSF Instructor USSF Assessor
x-NISOA NF Oregon
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Can the shoe be simultaneously an outside agent and an
extension of the keeper's hand?
>IFK where the shoe hit the ball (subject to the overriding
>conditions of Law - oh, never mind).
>With an outside agent, once the OA hits the ball, the ball is dead,
>and the resulting path of the ball does not matter.
>One could argue that, in our scenario (which does not really involve
>an OA), if the ball continues across the goal line under the bar and
>between the posts, advantage might be applied, and a goal awarded
>along the the yellow card for USB.
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