You've Got to be Joking, Ref

Discussion in 'Referee' started by ignatz, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. ignatz

    ignatz New Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Washington, DC
  2. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for reminding me of the consequences of changing my mind. :eek:
  3. jkc313

    jkc313 Member

    Nov 21, 2001
    True, pro players know and understand Law 5. However, they also know and understand Law 12. Screaming and arguing with a referee is at the minimum a cautionable offense and, depending on what was said, a possible send-off. Referees at all levels simply shouldn't put up with this kind of behavior. In the example at the url provided, yellow cards should have been flying and the referee should not have allowed players to change his mind. Bad behavior on part of this referee.
  4. new old man

    new old man New Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    SW US
    As neither of us, theoretically, were there, how are we able to determine if the ref should have been giving out cards based solely on the writer's diatribe? Is this not akin to judging the ref w/o all the facts? The official on the spot must make the call, and has a limited time to change that decision. If we will trust the official with the initial call, why not the re-thought one?
  5. jkc313

    jkc313 Member

    Nov 21, 2001
    Ok. If the facts were as described, and if the referee allowed a group of players to yell and scream at him, and if said yelling and screaming influenced him to change his mind, he did a bad job. Does that make you any happier? And oh yeah, if said players were yelling at screaming at him, yellows should have been flying.

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