Offensive obstruction example: “shielding the ball from a legitimate tackle with any part of the body”

In this example we can take a look at an attacker shielding the ball from an opponent which turned out to be a free hit for the defence.

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2) In the next action, when another defender attempts to take the ball away, the attacker starts to shield the ball and push the opponents in order to protect the ball:obstruction-2

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