Referee forced to barricade himself in referees room while he calls the police
BY JOSH SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 (9:59)
Some leagues across Canada and the United States have started to have officials wear different colored uniforms to indicate when an official is a minor. While this seems like a great concept but all it does is in theory is increase the amount of abuse older officials receive, and while they can usually take it sometimes things boil over even beyond what has been deemed acceptable.
A video was recently posted by HockeyTrend on Instagram of a referee being forced to lock himself in the referee's room while barricading the door. Banging can be heard behind the door as the referee waits for help.
This treatment of officials is only going to continue to push officials further and further away from the game. Ultimately this is going to create a hole where well trained officials will be replaced with whoever is available, and lead to more issues. Abuse of officials has become a problem nation wide and needs to be fixed.
WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO PARENTS THAT ABUSE OFFICIALS?
SEPTEMBER 14 329 ANSWERS
|NOTHING, IT'S PART OF THE GAME||14||4.3 %|
|BAN THEM FROM THE NEXT GAME||79||24 %|
|BAN THEM FROM ARENAS PERMANENTLY||180||54.7 %|
|KICK THEIR KIDS OFF THE TEAM||56||17 %|
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