Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Please Remember your Manners

TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS

I respectfully request that each of you adjust your comments towards on field match officials on game days to reflect a more even approach to their performances. I do not always agree with their decisions, but I am sure they are doing the best job they can. Please remember referees are an integral part of our game. We encourage 'FRIENDLY BANTER' but do not support any real or perceived abuse of those officials.

I am sure that you are aware that anything you say is heard by those officials and I would hate to think that those abusive comments have a negative impact on our team.

Lastly, support your team as loudly and often as you like, but please temper your comments so that we are not seen in a negative light.

Be Loud, Proud and Dignified!

Magpies forever!

2 comments:

Michael Drayton Member 410 said...

Outstanding suggestion! We should do all we can to encourage a fair, fun atmosphere where you can bring kids along without them having to hear foul mouths, ill manners and bad sportsmanship. Well done Magpies !

jamie brodrick said...

Have to agree with this having attended my first magpies game in many decades I was quite taken aback by the level of abuse towards the officials even in respect of the fact that the ref did not have a good game. Rival sport codes would be absolutely delighted to see this happening at league matches and in the worst case cenario violence could easily erupt particularly when combined with alcohol.