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18 Strange Rules That Athletes Must Follow To Avoid Disqualification

If you ever wanted to be like Cristiano Ronaldo, you should be fast and skilled enough to score goals against formidable opponents on the soccer field. This is not a mentioned rule in the rulebook but it is surely a must-have.

However, talking about sports, each sport has its own rules that might not be known even to the players. In fact, some might not even sound like they are real rules at all.

Still, these rules actually exist even if they are quite strange. Read on!

18 Strange Rules That Athletes Must Follow To Avoid Disqualification

18 Strange Rules That Athletes Must Follow To Avoid Disqualification

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1. If you catch the snitch, you get 150 points.

1. If you catch the snitch, you get 150 points.

Basically, you can just catch this once instead of trying to score again and again.

2. If you manage to block a shot in water polo, your group gets to own the ball.

2. If you manage to block a shot in water polo, your group gets to own the ball.

Specifically, this rule applies if your block actually puts the shot beyond the goal line instead of being put into the goal.

3. You can get a penalty if someone trips because of you in roller derby.

3. You can get a penalty if someone trips because of you in roller derby.

Simply put, you should not fall in roller derby because you will be getting a low block penalty.

4. A golfer can be disqualified if a TV viewer calls and points out any violation.

4. A golfer can be disqualified if a TV viewer calls and points out any violation.

So if you are incredibly observant, all you have to do is watch the game on television and have your phone ready.

5. There is no penalty in hockey if the puck touches and then clears the glass.

5. There is no penalty in hockey if the puck touches and then clears the glass.

However, a two-minute penalty is provided if the puck moves beyond the glass and doesn't come into contact with anything.

6. The soccer field should not have any trees at all.

6. The soccer field should not have any trees at all.

Thankfully, you do not have to follow this rule if you're simply practicing with your buddies.

7. It's still your ball in the NFL if the ball goes out of bounds after it has fumbled on the one-yard line.

7. It's still your ball in the NFL if the ball goes out of bounds after it has fumbled on the one-yard line.

However, the ball is owned by the opponent if they fumble the ball in their end zone and it starts to go out of bound.

8. A player can complain about a woman's cleavage in chess.

8. A player can complain about a woman's cleavage in chess.

Of course, it is up to the judge to analyze whether a woman's cleavage is revealing enough to possibly distract the opponent or not.

9. A thrown shoe that hits the ball will still count as a handball.

9. A thrown shoe that hits the ball will still count as a handball.

So if you are that desperate to get the ball, you should take off your shoe and use it.

10. Golf players are disqualified if they put the wrong scores on the scorecard.

10. Golf players are disqualified if they put the wrong scores on the scorecard.

This will happen even if there are other people keeping track of the scores throughout the game.

11. There is no overtime in a grand finale.

11. There is no overtime in a grand finale.

If the two teams become tied once the full time has been utilized, the teams will play another full game next week.

12. The helmet designs used by each Formula 1 driver cannot be changed.

12. The helmet designs used by each Formula 1 driver cannot be changed.

In particular, the helmet designs should not be drastically changed to the point where they are no longer similar to the original look.

13. Your sports bra and panties should have a specific color if you're in gymnastics.

13. Your sports bra and panties should have a specific color if you're in gymnastics.

Specifically, the USA Gymnastics requires its athletes to have a nude color or something that matches the color of one's leotard. If this isn't followed, there will be score deductions.

14. Making a player bleed in hockey will add an additional two minutes of penalty.

14. Making a player bleed in hockey will add an additional two minutes of penalty.

However, getting a high stick in which no player bleeds because of you will only lead to a two-minute penalty.

15. The number of Twitter mentions during a race can activate a temporary extra power.

15. The number of Twitter mentions during a race can activate a temporary extra power.

This happens during Formula racing. If you want to get a boost, then you should be popular on Twitter.

16. Frisbee players can identify fouls and travels while they are on the field.

16. Frisbee players can identify fouls and travels while they are on the field.

If a player contests a claim, you should expect some commotion on the field.

17. You can get a point in Canadian football even if you miss the field goal.

17. You can get a point in Canadian football even if you miss the field goal.

This only happens if the distance is big enough to reach beyond the end zone.

18. You will receive a yellow card in soccer if you take your shirt off after scoring a goal.

18. You will receive a yellow card in soccer if you take your shirt off after scoring a goal.

This means that you should celebrate wildly after the game instead.

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