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Old Fri Apr 08, 2022, 10:52pm
Kansas Ref Kansas Ref is offline
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"Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." [John 8:7]

Hey, I'll be the first to confess that I've inadvertently missed this type of foul.

Ok, yes, you're probably right: we have committed such a "sin of omission" by failing to make the unmistakable "offensive holding" call 100% of the time in our respective games of which we officiate. However, a key question is "why" we fail to?
There are at minimum 3 reasons: 1) the display of the foul catches us by surprise, 2) we honestly didn't/couldn't see the foul regardless of 4 eyes or 6 eyes on the action, and 3) we quickly & momentarily weighed whether an advantage was gained by the foul and subconsciously chose to play on.

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