Must be something in the air.
Yesterday men's game a player disagreed with a goal and come running at
me screaming, " G*& D*$#, what the H&*% kind of call is that ..." and
some more in the same vein. Straight red. Dropped the F-bomb several
times on the way off the field (finally). And then his teammates tried
to tell me he didn't curse until leaving the field after the red card!
What does that say about our daily discourse?
From: Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joshua Hill
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 10:13 AM
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Subject: In all my days...
I had a, hopefully, once in lifetime event happen last night. I was the
on a local mens DI game. I cautioned a player for USB, he threw an
during a shoulder challenge. In my opinion, reckless, not happening on
field. As I was showing the yellow card he takes two steps away turns
around and now states "You must need glasses if you think that was a
a yellow card cause you can't see anything". Here comes the second
insulting/dissent, and his send off. His teammates are now trying to
him off the field but he comes over to me, reaches out and pulls my
off my shirt. I blow my whistle and announce this game is terminated.
was astounded to say the least.
After about 20 mins he did come over and apologize and we has a good
He still disagrees with the cautions but did say he should have not
my badge off. And to top it off his dad is a very good state ref that I
have ref'd with many times, both as AR and center.
I have made my report to the league and it is up to them what will
I still really can't believe it happened.