Again let's look at the Laws of the Game.
A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any
of the following three offences:
• holds an opponent
• spits at an opponent
• handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own
There's nothing in the laws of the game about arms in an unnatural position. FIFA laws are quite vague. Constant commentary has made the "unnatural" position and "ball to hand" stipulations, despite nothing written in the rules.
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