Penalty kick to Red and Blue – Holding by Yellow defender on Red and Blue 13. Was there a football challenge or just normal football contact? Has a clear foul been committed? Yes, there is a holding offence by the Yellow defender on Red and Blue 13. It isn’t obvious at first but there is a pull on the shirt.in the penalty area so there is a foul committed in the penalty area and by the correct letter of the law a penalty kick must be awarded with no sanction. We allow much more physical contact at corner, etc. (rightly or wrongly). I think that, perhaps nobody would have batted an eyelid had the referee played on. Yes, it was a soft hold but at this level football expects the correct decision in law is made – good refereeing.