The accumulation of the following offences will lead to clubs being charged under the FA Respect Code:

  • Yellow cards for Dissent
  • Red cards for abusive language
  • Any proven misconduct charge


Stage One
6 offences
Warned as to Future Conduct*
Stage Two
10 offences
Step 5
Steps 6 & 7
Outside NLS
£150 fine*
£75 fine*
£50 fine*
Stage Three
15 offences
Double stage two fine*
Stage Four
20 offences
Misconduct charge under FA Rule E20*

*each stage also includes a £15 administration fee


For more information, please refer to our Football Services Guide to Continuing Misconduct Charges.