Teenager has been playing football today. It was not the team's finest hour. Everyone tried hard on both sides.
Infuriating though was the referee's behaviour. He was supplied by the other team's school. God help them. He was dire.
Example. Their goalkeeper sauntered off the pitch. He said he was cold. He left their goal wide open. Referee's decision. Give him a better position on the team, and put someone else in goal.
I was aghast.
A small issue of pandering to his whim, and rewarding his discourteous behaviour with what he wanted all along? An example to the other players on the team? If you don't like what's happening just walk off. That way you get what you want.
He missed one of the player's kicking someone ( deliberately). When remonstrated with, his response was: ' I didn't see it. I was busy watching the goalkeeper walk off the pitch'.
He swore at a player. He screamed at another player for pushing ( when he hadn't done anything). Lost control of the game, and blew the whistle ten minutes early.