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REFEREE ABUSE

NMCYS does not tolerate abuse of any kind.

Everyone deserves Respect and Kindness.

We are a TEAM.

The following is from the USSF Policy Manual, #531-9, beginning on page 33:

(i) Referee assault is an intentional act of physical violence at or
upon a referee.
(ii) For purposes of this policy, “intentional act” shall mean an act
intended to bring about a result which will invade the interests of
another in a way that is socially unacceptable. Unintended
consequences of the act are irrelevant.
(b) Assault includes, but is not limited to the following acts committed
upon a referee: hitting, kicking, punching, choking, spitting on, grabbing
or bodily running into a referee; head butting; the act of kicking or
throwing any object at a referee that could inflict injury; damaging the
referee’s uniform or personal property, i.e. car, equipment, etc.

(4) (a) Referee abuse is a verbal statement or physical act not resulting in
bodily contact which implies or threatens physical harm to a referee or the
referee’s property or equipment.
(b) Abuse includes, but is not limited to the following acts committed
upon a referee: using foul or abusive language toward a referee that
implies or threatens physical harm; spewing any beverage on a referee’s
personal property; or spitting at (but not on) the referee.