The punishment for yellow and red cards is set by The FA and depends on the type of offence committed:


Charge Code

Offence

Fine

Automatic Suspension

Penalty

Points

C1

 

Unsporting Behaviour – further defined as:
AA    Adopting an aggressive attitude
DI     Simulation
DP    Dangerous Play
FT     Foul Tackle
GC    Goal Celebration
HB    Handball
RP    Reckless Play
SP     Pushing or Pulling an opponent
TR     Tripping
UB    Unspecified Behaviour

£10

N/A

1

C2

Dissent

£10

N/A

2

C2 (sin bin)

Dissent (sin bin)

N/A

N/A

2

C3

Persistently infringing the Laws of the Game

£10

N/A

1

C4

Delays the restart of play

£10

N/A

1

C5

Fails to respect the required distance at a restart

£10

N/A

1

C6

Enters or re-enters the field of play without the referee’s permission

£10

N/A

1

C7

Deliberately leaves the field of play without the referee’s permission

£10

N/A

1

S1

Serious Foul Play

£55

3 matches

5

S2

 

Violent Conduct – further defined as: 
Head to Head
Elbowing
Kicking
Stamping
Striking
Biting
Other Unspecified Behaviour

£55

3 matches

6

S3

Spitting

£55

6 matches

7

S4

Denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball

£35

1 match

3

S5

Denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick

£35

1 match

3

S6

Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language

£45

2 matches

4

S7

Receives a second yellow card in the same match

£35

1 match

3


More information can be found in our Football Services Guide to Yellow and Red Cards.