I'm fairly "new" to making posts here as I'm usually an IRC-lurker, though decided that this forum is more-so a place to ask this along with a few others considering the age-group that usually hangs out around here. Now, the question. Competitive sports, for the sake of the argument let's say it is football (not american). This is a "league" ladder, and how this tournament is set up. The ladder is 12 divisions, each with various division administrators (or one, if need be), and 6 teams competing every (for 10 weeks) until they've played "home" and "away" against each team in their division. Now, in order to play in this league, you need to register yourself along with some personal information and body checks before you can go out and start playing. This is called the registration process. After being registered, you're given your uniform and badge and are allowed to enter the stadium and use facilities as you see fit. Now, the bulk of my question, since I gave you the background. Let's say that a team within Division 4 was playing another team, and then was caught using a player that was not registered at the very end of the game, after the team that had the unregistered player won by +20 points). For the sake of this argument, let's say that this team is a Japanese team, and none of their members besides their leaders speak English, so no one in the registration department was able to register their player without their leader present, and the league does not offer translations for registration. The leader was playing in that game, and was completely unaware that one of his members was not properly registered. Afterwards, the leader sought out the division administrator and asked to register them so the game was counted. Their registration administrator refused, told them they broke the rules using someone that is not registered, and disqualified the team from the league. Who in this scenario was right? The league or the team? Or rather, the division administrator or the leader of the team? Could a better solution have been found, was it the fault of the league for faulty checks on players, no translations at registration, or was it the fault of the leader, whose team was Division 4 (a top-tier league) and should know the rules clearly?