Take from the Rules & Regulations document (to be updated later this week): League Discipline and the Card System In an effort to incentivize completion of games and sportsmanlike conduct, a manager discipline system will be enforced throughout the season. Yellow cards will be issued for scheduling problems, and red cards will be issued for unsportsmanlike conduct. Cards will be issued on a case to case basis, and can be issued at any time after a match week has closed. Understand that card accumulation will result in a “shorter leash” in the discipline system. The updated card count can be found here: LINK Unplayed Matches (Yellow) Yellow cards will be issued for cancelled matches and other scheduling issues. If a manager accumulates 3yellow cards in a given season, that manager will be removed from the league for that season and allowed to return the next season. If a manager is twice banned due to yellow card accumulation, that manager will be permanently banned from the league. Yellow card counts reset after each completed season. When scheduling issues arise, forum posts will be the primary source used by management to issue cards, since we have no way of tracking AIM/PSN/other conversations that may occur. Therefore, it is in your best interest to make an effort each week to use the fixture thread. Keep in mind that by joining this league, you are expected to be able to complete 2-4 games per week (depending on league schedule). If this might be a problem, please seek out your league commissioner. We can and will accommodate for extensions, so long as you alert your commissioner in a timely manner. Unsportsmanlike Conduct (Red) Red cards will be issued for unsportsmanlike conduct. Red card counts reset after each iteration of the FIFA franchise is released. Once a manager accumulates 3 red cards, he will be permanently banned from the league. There are two situations where a red card may be issued: 1. Unbalanced Scorelines: Games that finish with a goal differential of 5 or more goals will be automatically reviewed and subject to a red card. This decision will rest in the hands of the losing team. To clarify, when a result is posted with a 5+ goal differential, the assigned commissioner of that league will reach out to the losing team to determine if a red card is warranted. Based on this information, a final decision will be made. 2. Manager Complaints: If a manager feels their opponent played in an unsportsmanlike manner, they will be asked to send a PM to their designated commissioner detailing any unsportsmanlike incidents. After providing this information, the commissioner will then discuss possible reprimands with the management team. Any post game data will help the management team in making a disciplinary decision. For example, pictures of game play metrics (tackle charts/stats, halftime splits, etc.) would help provide a clearer picture of the issue at hand. Appeals If the offending manager feels he was wrongly issued a card, an appeal can be made to management. In a courteous and civilized manner, a PM should be sent to your respective commissioner detailing the incident and asking that the card be rescinded. A dialogue will be opened, and appropriate measures will be taken based on this discussion.