Sometimes during a sporting event, a rule will have to be applied that either seems unnecessarily weird or plain nonsensical.
Officials will usually have to break that rule out during a situation where they are stumped and are looking for some guidance. Chances are good that whatever is going on, it does not happen very often.
Some sports have rules you see enforced all the time that just seem silly. Seriously, what is up with that offside line in hockey?
Every sport has these quirky rules that do not come up on a game-by-game basis. But when they do, they usually end up affecting the outcome of games and have coaches, players, fans and even analysts crying foul.
Of course, there is nothing to moan about. It is, after all, just part of the game.