NC high school refs

Discussion in 'Referee' started by sweeper1482, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. sweeper1482

    sweeper1482 New Member

    Oct 24, 2001
    I was hoping for some clarification on a call that I witnessed. A player was given a red card for "spitting too much." Those were the ref's words spoken to the coach of the player after the game. He said that the player was spitting too much, not that he was spitting on another player or on the ref or even particularly close to anyone, simply he was spitting too much. Is this even a foul?
  2. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It sounds like a You Had To Be There (YHTBT) call. Spitting is only a foul if it is directed at someone, in which case it is indeed a red card offense. I can't imagine someone spitting where there are no other players nearby being a problem.
  3. love to play

    love to play New Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    I am a NC HS ref

    Sweeper - I am NC HS ref. I can not imagine a red card for spitting too much. I have heard some crazy stories from folks this season ( I get them all the time from the people that I work with who have kids playing) and this is definitely a you had to be there situation. I would hope that there was some miscommunication and maybe the coach or somebode just misunderstood what was said.

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