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Thread #156325   Message #3686582
Posted By: GUEST,MikeL2
17-Dec-14 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: The reason I stopped watching football (UK)
Subject: RE: BS: The reason I stopped watching football (UK)
Hi Michael

Yes crowding the referee has increased lately.

I thought that allowing only the captain to approach the ref was now a rule.

When I was playing rugby no player was allowed to speak to the referee never mind approach him. The whole team had to retire at least 10 yards and if they didn't the referee would keep walking forward towards the guilty side's line until they did. I played in many games where at least 40 yards were made, and in a couple where the referee went over the try line and awarded a try.

We had one guy in our team who kept shouting at the ref and being penalised. In the end the captain of our team sent his own player off.

Can't see this happening in football though.