More Respect Towards Officials

Joe Eldridge

2 ideas / 5 votes

United Kingdom

  • date posted:
  • December 6th, 2012
  • geographical impact:
  • Worldwide
  • category: The game
    • Referees

Description of this idea

The serious lack of respect that players show towards match officials is out of hand. Other sports such as Rugby recognise that the referee's word is law and that is how it should be in football. Players who are disrespectful towards match officials should face harsh and serious punishment in order to stamp it out of the game.

Inspiration for this idea

Recently a man was murdered while watching his son play at an amateur game in the Netherlands. He was officiating as a linesman during the game.