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Question Number: 5325


RE: county u-15's Under 15

Andy Macdonald of Guisborough, Cleveland England asks...

Can a referee say that a soccer team is s**t?

Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

Of course he can, but if I heard it he would be brought up on ethics charges and probably loose his license. On an assessment I would collect his badge as well as write a failing grade for the day. Let's just say that an utterance of this nature is ill advised, uncalled for and unacceptable regardless of whether there is any truth in the statement. ..Send his name to the local RA and let them deal with it...Regards,

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Answer provided by Referee Keith Contarino

Sure,but he/she better not say it out loud. Grounds for all kinds of disciplinary action from local to USSF. Not a good idea at all

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