If your child decides to mouth off to a referee and ends up being suspended for a few matches, don’t go whining to the papers about how unfairly your child is being treated. It just lets the world know that your kid is a brat. Players who insult or curse at referees deserve to get sent off and sometimes suspended. While the length of the suspension may seem a bit long for calling the ref ‘a cheat’, you can bet this sent a message to the rest of the league. I bet kids in that league were on their best behavior after this came out.
Hmmmm. On second thought, if your kid gets suspended, absolutely go to the papers so the rest of the league knows about it. The players will be on their best behavior for sure!
I love how the association assessed a fine too. Time to break open that piggy bank!
H/T The Ref