The high school team that I coach ran a freekick play that we have been working on and scored but the ref called it back and gave a free kick to the other team. This is what we did: We have three kids in position to take the kick, one right, one middle, one left. The right and left kids approach the ball at the same time as if they are going to take the kick, stop short and start to argue as the third player comes in and takes the kick. The ref said it was unsportsmanlike because it was played with "intent to decieve." I don't see this as being any more decieving then having multiple runners over the ball. The third player goes as they stop, so it's not like they argue for 10 or 20 seconds. I am just curious what you refs think about this. This ref also called a foul and signaled direct and then when my player scored on it he said it was indirect and that we should have known. He red-carded one of my players for late shoulder to shoulder contact. Horrible ref, even his AR was puzzled by his decisions. Anyway what do you think of the free kick?