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Referee abuse unacceptable

PUBLISHED: 17:28 20 April 2009 | UPDATED: 09:04 06 July 2010

I HAD the pleasure of taking my son to be a ball boy for Lowestoft Town v Stanway Rovers game on Saturday.

Although the result didn't go Lowestoft's way both myself and the other parents were disgusted by some of the language used at the ground.

I HAD the pleasure of taking my son to be a ball boy for Lowestoft Town v Stanway Rovers game on Saturday.

Although the result didn't go Lowestoft's way both myself and the other parents were disgusted by some of the language used at the ground.

It was also disappointing to hear the referees and the other officials verbally abused by a small minority of Lowestoft fans who should remember without the referee there would be no game.

Teams like Lowestoft should be supporting the officials by warning those easily identified individuals this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated and they could face a ban if they continue.

My other son is an FA referee and felt that if he were victim of such blatant abuse he would seriously consider his future as a referee.

Come on Lowestoft Town, take responsibility as a club and stand by the FA Charter. Abuse a referee loose a referee.

A DAVIES

Lowestoft

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