YOUR WORDS HAVE RAMIFICATIONS
Your words have ramifications. In England, a soccer referee was reportedly forced to quit the Premier League after he allegedly mocked a disabled man on Snapchat.
A chair umpire in a U.S. Open tennis match stepped down from his seat and offered encouragement to a player who was struggling. The umpire was later suspended.
A basketball referee was banned from a 10‑and‑under league after questioning an African American girl about blue ribbons woven into her hair, which was in braids.
In Virginia, a coach complained after a soccer referee told his 16‑year‑old players that they were the “biggest bunch of crybabies he had seen in years.”