delas said:damned refereeing code states
However this norm is right for the reason you have explained, but is a dangerous norm, every time a player goes out of the field of play like panucci, offside disappears...it is also true that referee cannot know if player is really injured or he is getting cute....
So....damned refereeing code states --
Donadoni, wake up!
It would be an even more dangerous norm if any player including the goal keeper could step behind the line of play and prevent a goal