How long does the defence have to call a foul?
Offence puts a poorly thrown high disc into the end zone
Defender and offensive player are nearby and track towards the perceived area the disc will become catchable (defender disc side and offensive player behind)
Defender slows (possibly boxes out) offensive player runs around the defender to be disc side. In doing this contact is made with the defender ( initiated by the offensive player) offensive player believes the contact is incidental and offers no foul, defender doesn’t call foul.
Offensive player slows (possible boxes out) and sets up for jump. Defender sets up to bid for the disc.
Offensive players realises the disc is not coming down, doesn’t jump and prepares to run back to where he came from to make a late bid for disc ( and buy a pair of glasses on the way home)
Defensive player makes a strong bid for the disc, doesn’t get it and lands on top of the offensive player.
Offensive player call foul – claiming you jumped into my air space and landed on me ( hence stopping me making a late bid on the disc)
Defensive player states – you fouled me first when you bumped me (running around me) this caused me to have to jump over you. (Paraphrased)
I’m the offensive player – I didn’t offer the foul because foul on the bump because I felt it didn’t affect either of our bids on the disc, hence we both had time to adjust. ( bared out by the fact the defender had time to put in a very good bid on the disc)
I felt when the defender doesn’t call for a foul either and makes a strong bid on the disc, that means I agree with you and I’m playing on.
What do you think?
RE: Retroactive Fouls