Disciplinary Committee renders decision on claims for wrongful dismissal
Posted on 31 October 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association
Canada Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee (CSDC) has met to review the claims for wrongful dismissal in respect of the first leg of the Canadian Premier League Finals between Hamilton’s Forge FC and Calgary’s Cavalry FC on Saturday 26 October 2019 in Hamilton. The Committee’s decisions related to Joel Waterman of Cavalry FC and Tristan Borges of Forge FC who both received red cards during the match are summarized below.
Canada Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee found that Joel Waterman was guilty of a handball offence and in doing so denied a goal or obvious goal scoring opportunity. In accordance with the Laws of the Game 2019/20, the match referee correctly applied the Laws when making his disciplinary decision. Therefore, the claim for wrongful dismissal has been rejected and Joel Waterman will be suspended for one match for this offence. The sanction will be served on Saturday 2 November 2019.
Canada Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee found that Tristan Borges did not use excessive force or brutality against his opponent and therefore did not meet the threshold of a violent conduct offence. In accordance with this description, Canada Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee finds that the match referee made an error in his disciplinary decision. Therefore, the claim for wrongful dismissal has been upheld and Tristan Borges will not serve any sanction in respect of this send off.