Do you carry a gun around when you ref?
Posted 12 August 2006 - 02:35 PM
Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:03 PM
a referee is on the field to oversee the game, ensure that if any injur has occured the game is immediately holted and the person is taken care of.
the field i used to work for a had a policy of if any referee shot a customer, you would be fired, no questions if or buts about it, you were fired.
the only time i have carried a marker whilst refereeing, is a spare rental marker, on fields that were several acres in size and would take alot of time to run back to the quad bike with all the equipment on it to get a replacement marker. i would carry the spare marker with no hopper on it and carrying it in such a manner that it would not look threatening to any jumpy players out there. even then i would occassionly get rounds whizzing over my head.
if any referees are shooting into games or participating in the games as a player and not in offical capicity of controlling the game then they should not be refereeing. they are a liabilty.
in Australia under law we have a duty of care over any customers coming onto the field, if we involve ourselves in the game in a playing capcity and someone were to be hurt then we could be legally liable.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:10 AM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 08:49 AM
You're never more alive then the first time some one puts a gun to your favorite head and asks you to dance.
There must have been a time
when you could have said no.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 04:37 PM
I would absolutely agree with Redman. If I saw one of my co-workers with a marker on the field, I would have him yanked. There is NO REASON for a game official to be carrying. It's not even remotely funny, either. I'd say if you're playing a field where the refs carry, find another field.