2 world wars, 1 world cupbcubedNameless
Football has a serious problem
The Respect campaign failed and hardly surprising when I recall the attitude of posters on here was that referees needed to earn respect rather than be given it.
The authorities seem unable to sort out the problem. VAR is an irrelevant and unnecessary distraction that solves nothing.
I actually fear that football is heading for a serious fall unless it addresses it’s major issues
See how cricket and rugby deal with contentious decisions - ask why football acts so differently
Did anyone notice Morrison sarcastically clapping the ref after a foul against him. Why no card for that?!
Yeah, exactly that sort of behaviour. But that's probably the mildest example of disrespect tbh.
Yeah, sarcastic clapping, walking away when called over, refusing to come when called, kicking the ball away, failing to move the free kick / throw in to where you're told. Leaving the pitch slowly or from the wrong side when asked to speed up. All worthy of a warning.
Squaring up to the ref, surrounding him, verbally abusing, pushing, shouting - all worthy of at least a warning, maybe a red card. But then you'd see games where the ref sends off half a team in one fell swoop.
Hanging around and having to be repeatedly told to leave the field after shown a red card. Should be an extra game suspension for every time you're told to leave the field of play.