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(Yahoo)   Youth soccer coach ejected from game for A) Fighting with opposing coach, B) Throwing water cooler on the pitch following questionable call, or C) speaking Spanish   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 35
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2012-12-27 08:41:28 PM
For the love of Jesus, this Messican thing is out of hand.
 
2012-12-27 08:43:46 PM
Should have known it would happen when they kicked out the singer before the game for singing, " José can you sí ?"
 
2012-12-27 09:42:07 PM
la isla bonita, baby!
 
2012-12-27 09:54:47 PM
I don't know. I'm pretty sure "chinga tu abuela" doesn't mean "go defense".
 
2012-12-27 10:11:54 PM
Why is the picture of the Bill Lips Sports Complex from 1982?
 
2012-12-27 10:14:49 PM

BSABSVR: Why is the picture of the Bill Lips Sports Complex from 1982?


Loose Lips
Sink Ships, Amigo
 
2012-12-27 10:15:00 PM
"We were told there was a new rule that we could not speak Spanish," Perez told the Sun-Sentinel. "We told the referees that we wanted to see that rule in writing and that's when things got ugly."

It's just like any time when Monopoly house rules go awry, then.
 
2012-12-27 10:26:10 PM
oddfunny.com
 
2012-12-27 10:44:58 PM
I believe they call it "bambino futbol"
 
2012-12-27 10:47:23 PM
"I had never felt discriminated before," Albarracin told the Sun-Sentinel.

Oh, you poor snowflake.
 
2012-12-27 11:50:11 PM
I'm sure the ref had been told to go get some taco-eaters.
 
2012-12-28 12:08:27 AM

DanZero: [oddfunny.com image 630x387]
French English German Spanish


Considering those ethnicities settled and built this continent up from wilderness, the image makes sense.
 
2012-12-28 12:35:30 AM
GggggoooooooooooooolllllOops, I mean ggggggooooooooaaaaaaallllll
 
2012-12-28 01:20:07 AM
This is what happens when you hire your youth soccer refs from 80's thrash bands

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-28 01:45:58 AM
I really enjoyed the helpful picture included with this story.

l1.yimg.com
Is the picture from 1987... or is it just still 1987 in Florida?
 
2012-12-28 02:00:05 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: I really enjoyed the helpful picture included with this story.

[l1.yimg.com image 630x426]

Is the picture from 1987... or is it just still 1987 in Florida?


2.bp.blogspot.com
Bill Lips
 
2012-12-28 03:13:03 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Pray 4 Mojo: I really enjoyed the helpful picture included with this story.
[l1.yimg.com image 630x426] Is the picture from 1987... or is it just still 1987 in Florida?
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Bill Lips


farm9.staticflickr.com
 
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2012-12-28 05:34:59 AM

Snapper Carr: This is what happens when you hire your youth soccer refs from 80's thrash bands

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]


i might be the only person in this thread that gets this reference.
 
2012-12-28 06:35:38 AM

182: Snapper Carr: This is what happens when you hire your youth soccer refs from 80's thrash bands

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

i might be the only person in this thread that gets this reference.


You're not. They were around (off and on) for 20 years, and that album got reissued twice.
 
2012-12-28 06:55:14 AM
Fun note for the "rogue referees":

Reason why red and yellow cards are given is because of the language barrier.

Wikipedia
 
2012-12-28 08:19:32 AM
I guess it's a good thing these kids were Latino and not deaf...because the ACLU would be all over them.
 
2012-12-28 09:14:59 AM
Well by reading TFA I can see where things could be confused by the refs...

"During a meeting, we asked coaches to be careful and, for the benefit of the majority, speak in a language that everyone understands. We have no rule [against speaking Spanish]. How could this be a rule?" Kelly told the Sun-Sentenal"

Ummm maybe because the officals didn't understand Spanish and the coaches are supposed to speak "in a language EVERYONE understands". It is quite obvious to me that there is indeed a league rule that was gone over in a coaches meeting previous to the season. I'm sure the league went over this with their officials before the season also. Now since it was enforced, also not ejected from the game for speaking Spanish he was more likely red carded for dissension, the league is in full back pedal mode and blaming on field officials for doing exactly as they had been instructed by the league.

If I was an official in that area I would refuse to work games for any sport run by that city. Throwing officials under the bus for enforcing league rules is just bad business.
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2012-12-28 09:50:15 AM
apparently jsam21 can't read.


" We have no rule [against speaking Spanish]."
 
2012-12-28 09:51:51 AM

gsiofa: 182: Snapper Carr: This is what happens when you hire your youth soccer refs from 80's thrash bands
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

i might be the only person in this thread that gets this reference.

You're not. They were around (off and on) for 20 years, and that album got reissued twice.


Seriously. I thought nothing was obscure on Fark?

This story reminds me of when my high school soccer team was lined up before a match and the ref was going over instructions with us. Ref looked at one of our defenders (John, a Korean-American) and asked "Does he understand English?"

We all started rolling our eyes but John didn't miss a beat. "Ohhh, transration! Transration!" One of the funniest comebacks I've ever seen.
 
2012-12-28 10:17:53 AM
subby, it's Football Pitch. Soccer field. Go back to Cuba, pinko!

/Get me a sandwich with ham,pork, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard.
 
2012-12-28 11:00:04 AM

JSam21: Well by reading TFA I can see where things could be confused by the refs...

"During a meeting, we asked coaches to be careful and, for the benefit of the majority, speak in a language that everyone understands. We have no rule [against speaking Spanish]. How could this be a rule?" Kelly told the Sun-Sentenal"

Ummm maybe because the officals didn't understand Spanish and the coaches are supposed to speak "in a language EVERYONE understands". It is quite obvious to me that there is indeed a league rule that was gone over in a coaches meeting previous to the season. I'm sure the league went over this with their officials before the season also. Now since it was enforced, also not ejected from the game for speaking Spanish he was more likely red carded for dissension, the league is in full back pedal mode and blaming on field officials for doing exactly as they had been instructed by the league.

If I was an official in that area I would refuse to work games for any sport run by that city. Throwing officials under the bus for enforcing league rules is just bad business.
"


The "everyone" in that indicates the entire team. Refs don't need to understand the instructions given by the coaches to the players.
 
2012-12-28 02:43:40 PM

WSUCanuck: apparently jsam21 can't read.


" We have no rule [against speaking Spanish]."


I'm with jsam21 on this, from the meeting it seems as if this was a house rule that just wasn't written down (probably for the sake of deniability), these two officials were just the first to enforce it.

I've refused to enforce more than one league "rule" because it was stupid and only hurt the players from learning or enjoying the game. It was more of a "let's see what the backlash will be" rule that they wanted the officials to take the heat for if someone complained.

Fark that noise, you want me to enforce it? Write it down in the house rules and sign your name to it.

Why even mention something so stupid in a meeting? "We're not telling you you have to, but it's just best if you do" = "We're racist but don't want to come off that way"
 
2012-12-28 02:58:33 PM
rogue officials? sounds like an attempt at damage control.
 
2012-12-28 03:33:52 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: WSUCanuck: apparently jsam21 can't read.


" We have no rule [against speaking Spanish]."

I'm with jsam21 on this, from the meeting it seems as if this was a house rule that just wasn't written down (probably for the sake of deniability), these two officials were just the first to enforce it.

I've refused to enforce more than one league "rule" because it was stupid and only hurt the players from learning or enjoying the game. It was more of a "let's see what the backlash will be" rule that they wanted the officials to take the heat for if someone complained.

Fark that noise, you want me to enforce it? Write it down in the house rules and sign your name to it.

Why even mention something so stupid in a meeting? "We're not telling you you have to, but it's just best if you do" = "We're racist but don't want to come off that way"


Agreed... and officials don't enforce something that is not in the book unless they are specificly told to do so.
 
2012-12-28 03:36:54 PM

WSUCanuck: apparently jsam21 can't read.


" We have no rule [against speaking Spanish]."


Never said they said had a rule that specificly outlawed Spanish. If you take the other half of the quote you left out... how would you interpret it?
 
2012-12-28 04:18:34 PM

JSam21: WSUCanuck: apparently jsam21 can't read.


" We have no rule [against speaking Spanish]."

Never said they said had a rule that specificly outlawed Spanish. If you take the other half of the quote you left out... how would you interpret it?


That if this was a team of Spanish-speakers, the coach should speak Spanish.
 
2012-12-28 10:49:27 PM

182: Snapper Carr: This is what happens when you hire your youth soccer refs from 80's thrash bands

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

i might be the only person in this thread that gets this reference.


Nope. Speak English or Die.
 
2012-12-28 10:52:39 PM
If I were a coach I'd make up my own gibberish language that nobody except my team could understand. I would think that would be an advantage, keeping the other team from knowing what you are planning on doing. Why would that be against the rules?
 
2012-12-29 07:48:28 PM
is there some reasonable reason for this rule? or just a couple of fat rednecks bitter about losing their jobs at the home depot?
 
2012-12-29 08:07:21 PM

proteus_b: is there some reasonable reason for this rule? or just a couple of fat rednecks bitter about losing their jobs at the home depot?


Formula 1 auto racing has an English only rule so race officials can monitor radio traffic so teams can't give illegal orders to their drivers to block other drivers so their teammates can lengthen a lead or be ordered to allow their teammate to pass them to gain more points.
 
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