Interestingly enough, our Aussie colleagues had never heard of any suggestion that the grounded player had to be given all the rights until members of this forum started moaning about the calls of "let him up" emanating from the touchline. They are utterly bemused. KML, you suggested that most refs would opt for "let him up". I think you've yet to find one, other than Mr White (who represents pretty useful company, it has to be admitted!).:swet:
Because the man does not have to let him up.....he must allow the player on the ground to do one of three things, but does not have to let him up....this was discussed in earlier forums.
Actually, JB I do believe you have the wrong emphasis even now.