Referee Abuse

It's Part of the Game

It's Part of the Game

It seems that every weekend while I visit youth soccer games at local parks, the sounds of cheering are drowned out by the screams of abuse hurled at referees. The staggering verbal grenades are constant, emotive and targeted. In the Houston area, the cacophony of anti-referee insults is multi-lingual and apparently and intentionally spoken in other languages other than English, mainly Spanish, as a sort of barrier to justify letting loose.