Thursday, 27 August 2009

Thick Skins Tested

With the media frenzy over Bloodgate, stories like this are being overlooked. South Africa have some of the top rated referees at the moment but this is another sorry tale of the increasing unfriendly behaviour they have to put up with.

Planet Rugby - Test referee Roos resigns

You may remember the fan that assaulted the David McHugh in SA v NZ match a number of years ago and I even remember a recent story of a junior referee being threatened by a pistol-wielding fan. Perhaps the players themselves should set a better example to their fans?

All in all, it hasn't been a very edifying summer for our noble game

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