Refs must be held accountable

2013-05-20 15:37
Like in any job, a rugby referee is given certain responsibilities and yes I understand that there is such a thing as the human factor, which means they can also make mistakes, but as long as they are not held accountable in public, nothing will change!

They seem to act like gods as they are not allowed to be criticized by teams, as the team will get fined but the problem is that in most of their poor decisions, they don't suffer the consequences, but the teams do!

I haven't heard of any referee that has been fined, his match fee for a poor job done.  Maybe if the public can see that action is taken against such a referee, and he is humiliated in public, they will pull up their socks.  As long as their are no consequences for them, their will be no accountability, and the status quo will stay exactly the same!

Read more on:    mysport24

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.