Sunday 19 November 2017

Referees better seen -- not heard

Am I the only one driven to distraction by the constant drone of referees at 'scrum time.' Modern technology ensures we catch every last syllable of "crouch, touch, pause, engage" before the inevitable collapse, reset and repeat.

Well not to be undone, Rugby League is now at it too. I'm not too sure of the comparable word break down at 'play the ball time,' but the middle bit -- with heavy north of England vocal emphasis -- is on MOOOOOOVE! (or something to that effect).

Suffice to say, it's irritating in the extreme. Oh for a return to the days when the best referees were seldom seen and even less heard.

Irish Independent

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