Adding a Claim for Wrongful Dismissal on Whole Game System


Step One - Finding the Card on Whole Game System

Please click this link for information on how to find a Red Card on Whole Game System.

If the Case has not been reported by the Referee yet, make sure you email your County FA (discipline@[insert name of county] - for example with your Intention to Claim for Wrongful Dismissal by 5pm on the second business day following the incident. Further details on the Claim process can be found on the "Wrongful Dismissal - FA Regulations" attachment at the bottom of this page. 

Step Two - Making a Claim for Wrongful Dismissal

Once you have found the Red Card on Whole Game System, press the "Lodge Claim" button in the top right corner and select "Wrongful Dismissal".

The "Lodge Claim" button may be greyed out if you are submitting your Claim outside of the timescales detailed within FA Regulations. Please refer to the "Wrongful Dismissal - FA Regulations" attachment at the bottom of the page.

You will then see the prompt below regarding the Claim Fee. Click "Ok".

The Claim Fee for Teams at Steps 5-7 of the NLS is £50. For all other Teams the Claim Fee will be £30. 

You can then provide payment of the Claim Fee and Admin Fee using our secure Card payment portal:

You can then submit details of the Claim:

It is strongly advised to obtain statements from multiple Witnesses to assist the Claim. A statement could also be requested from the Referee and/or the Opposition.  

Once the Claim has been submitted, the County FA will need to hear it before the suspension starts and they should advise you of the outcome. 

In order to demonstrate that the decision was wrongful, the Player/their Club must establish that the Referee made an obvious error in sending off the Player. 

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