For clarification, this incident occurred near the center of the field close to the penalty area. Her own coach would have been the closest person off the pitch to here the comment. I am fairly certain of this as our conversation went like this:
Me: Coach, Number X has been sent off for using foul language on the field
Coach: This means she cannot play the next game, right?
Me: That is correct.
Coach: Mind if I ask what she said?
Me: When she was called off she said, Why the ____ is he taking me out?
Coach: OH. I guess she can sit another game after the next one also.
Our association requires the referee to contact the AD within 24 hours to notify them of the send of. I spoke to their AD this morning, and he thanked me for enforcing this. Right or wrong, it was nice to be supported by the school.
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as a long time college and HS official, you were correct in sending her off. The accepted definition of "incidental", is language that is outside the earshot of spectators. You know, where the player kicks it over the goal and says "ah,shit". you hear it, a few players hear it, it is not abusive to anyone. yellow.
The incident you describe is in range of spectators, it is abusive and insulting and does not qualify as incidental in my view. red. especially in HS where the values that are espoused are different