The relevant question is: which referees would agree with your interpretation? I'd reckon that some refs would have pinged him on a couple of these. On the other hand, he does have a deserved reputation for being lightning quick on the jackal, so maybe that earns him a bit more leniency than others might get.
Sorry, the "leading up to the world cup" criterion is a bit of a red herring in what I wrote. All I was saying is that timing-wise, the politicians have chosen a window where SARU would probably find this target most easy to meet. »