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Football QuestionIf the man standing on the sideline tackle the guy running down the sideline, then it would be an interference because once you step off the field and back on you inactive for the rest of the play and it would not count so the referee would not advance the ball at all.

*Because this is a blatant rulebreaking which has the potential to prevent a touchdown or great yardage gain, the ref would probably give a personal foul and a fifteen yard penalty, or even might award the penalty touchdown. The player concerned (the one who tackled) is also quite likely to be ejected for extreme misconduct.

If you are talking like what Woodey Hayes did, there is a rule in all levels for 'flagrant fouls'. The referee in these situations can make any penalty he deems fair, including awarding points.

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