OPINION: I Don't Want To Live In A Country Where I Can't Punch A Referee

The Nutmeg News prints opinion pieces from local contributors, at select times. Today's opinion piece comes from a Mr Jones of Boston, MA. The viewpoints and opinions of Mr. Jones do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints and opinions of The Nutmeg News.

Hey soccer fans, don't you think it is complete bullshit how a soccer referee gets so much protection? I think this as well. 

 "This just looks like a very complicated and nuanced situation that would have been resolved by that one guy punching the other guy in the face."

"This just looks like a very complicated and nuanced situation that would have been resolved by that one guy punching the other guy in the face."

I think I should be able to hit, push, punch and do whatever I want to referees at any time. I'm not saying that I HAVE done this, but as a man of the people I think that my viewpoint reflects everyone in the world's viewpoint that I should be able to punch a referee at any time.

Some referee's are subject to this rule more than others.

Like Mark Geiger. 

I'm just saying, If I was a soccer player, which I definitely am not, but if I WAS.... I'd probably like to give that guy a few strong shoves. Maybe even a cursing out. I shouldn't be penalized for that. I should be rewarded. If I was a soccer player (and I'm not) I should get a contract raise for that. Especially if that hypothetical guy (that isn't me) had apologized because honestly I wouldn't be sorry for pushing and screaming at a ref. They deserve it.

So in closing, (and this is purely theoretical) more money for me and referee's get punched.

Thanks,

Mr Jones