John_e_boy wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:42 pm
... ducking into contact and a ball carrier jumping into contact are not outlawed in our game.
Back to this old chestnut ...
When showing the replay of May scoring against Italy just before half-time, where he jumped and placed the ball with his feet high in the air to avoid being bundled into touch, I noted that commentator and pundit were in agreement that "jumping a tackle in open play is illegal as it is dangerous play, but May is allowed to dive for the line when attempting to score, so that is not applicable here" (or words to that effect).
It was also notable that the Italian defender attempting the tackle, and whose attempted tackle May jumped over, did
actually receive a kick on the head from May's trailing boot - albeit, it didn't seem particularly forceful.
I suspect ITV need John_e_boy on their punditry team to counter this fake news being promulgated by these "experts" and former international players.
Or maybe instead, John_e_boy might just acknowledge that whilst jumping a tackle may not be specifically mentioned in the laws, dangerous play is, and there are still many many people - players, ex-players, coaches etc who consider jumping a tackle as dangerous play and worthy of penalty. It does of course depend on the specifics of each and every tackle and jump, but certainly can be considered dangerous at least some of the time.
And that's a fact!