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Re: Fylde
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2022, 07:50:18 PM »
I spoke to a pro ref. Law 12: If an offence involves contact, it is penalised by a direct free kick.
• Careless is when a player shows a lack of attention or consideration when making a challenge or acts without precaution. No disciplinary sanction is needed
• Reckless is when a player acts with disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, an opponent and must be cautioned
• Using excessive force is when a player exceeds the necessary use of force and/or endangers the safety of an opponent and must be sent off 

Whether the goalkeeper was careless, reckless or excessive seems to be a matter of interpretation (connection with the ball is irrelevant he told me). If any of those are judged I think it constitutes a contact offence. It would be penalised by a direct free kick, becoming a penalty in this case inside the box. The only conclusion I can come to is that the ref did not interpret their goalie's actions as careless or worse.