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Withdraw the Notice of Complaint issued against Josh Meekings.

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The Scottish Football Association has taken the unprecedented step of citing a player for a handball. This is a unique situation in world football and the SFA's Compliance Officer must now be called upon to retract the Notice of Complaint it has issued to Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Josh Meekings in the interests of sporting integrity and to prevent the Scottish game being brought into disrepute.  As the picture clearly shows, Meekings is not looking at ball when it strikes his arm and, therefore, the handball cannot be deemed to be deliberate.

Indeed, even in the case of a clearly deliberate handball - Thierry Henry v. Ireland in 2010 - FIFA's disciplinary committee reached the conclusion that there was "...no legal foundation for the committee to consider the case because handling the ball cannot be regarded as a serious infringement as stipulated in article 77a) of the FIFA disciplinary code."



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