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Rule 47. Head-Butting Previous Rule Next Rule
47.1 Head-butting - The act of head-butting involves a player or goalkeeper making intentional contact, or attempting to make contact with an opponent by leading with his head and/or helmet.
47.2 Double-minor Penalty - A double minor penalty shall be imposed on a player or goalkeeper who attempts to head-butt an opponent.
47.3 Major Penalty - A major penalty shall be imposed on a player or goalkeeper who head-butts an opponent. (see 47.5).
47.4 Match Penalty - A match penalty shall be imposed on a player or goalkeeper who injures an opponent as a result of a head-butt.
47.5 Game Misconduct Penalty - When a major penalty is assessed under this rule, a game misconduct penalty must be imposed.
47.6 Fines and Suspensions - There are no specified fines or suspensions for head-butting, however, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion (refer to Rule 28).
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