Give The Referees A Break
A familiar pattern has emerged in the championship and the year as a whole, as we have seen and heard of many instances in the past number of weeks where the match referee, the linesmen, the umpires and the fourth Official are subjected to enormous levels of abuse which cannot be considered normal by anyone’s standards.
The majority of the abuse is a behaviour which has been engrained from a young age, a decision goes against our team and our anger is directed at the referee. Many times however the abuse takes on a sinister tone and it’s important to remember that the match officials are amateurs who are carrying out their duties out of a love for the games themselves.
Gaelic Match Officials Association (GMOA) are pleased to launch the “Referees are human too” campaign, we are instigating......