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You-Call-It #47


With the score tied at one goal apiece in the 45th minute of a very tough u-18 match, the referee has been under siege from coaches, players and fans. In your opinion, as lead AR, the referee appears to be losing his grip on the match. There have been no cards shown as of yet but a lot of talk and bad feelings seem to be in evidence!

Just before the half ends, there is a very, very hard foul that involved, in your opinion as AR, excessive force. This occurred just barely outside the edge of the penalty area in your quadrant, but the downed attacking player spills into the area. You have eye contact with the referee. The fouled team is screaming for a PK and is starting to swarm the referee as the two coaches are also entering the field. .
What do you do as AR to convey what you saw? Its not your match but your reputation and your decisions will affect his match, his decisions and his reputation!

Now describe what actions need to be taken as if you were both the
AR's! Take a crack as a 4th official if you wish.
Explain what actions all three of you could engage in to support the referee up until the start of the second half, ...IF... there is second half?

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