This might be more of a US thing where fans and coaches didn't grow up with the the game, but I thought this would be a good place to laugh about clueless comments we hear from spectators and coaches anywhere. Today I had a few, which incited this thread. U9 girls game. Attacker is dribbling the ball and a defender is on her like glue. The attacker extends her arm and literally pushes the defender out of the way. I call a foul on the attacker. I hear one vocal parent say "she was defending her space, that is legal" Then there is a through ball. The center back slides to the ground to stop the ball and whilst on the ground, gains control of it and passes it to another back. The nearest attacker was 15 yards away. Suddenly I get a cacophony from the coaches and parents screaming "She can't play the ball while on the ground!" I've yet to find that rule anywhere, but it seems that every coach and youth soccer spectator around here knows it as fact. Any other stories?