Post by Feeling The Blues on Mar 26, 2017 13:32:09 GMT
You had to do something pretty heinous to get booked back in the day because most refs didn't want the hassle of writing up a report.
I always used to get wound up when we went to play in the council estates south of the river. Teams full of shitheads who wanted to fight first play football second. I remember one feisty game where I got into an altercation and in a moment of madness picked up the corner flag and threatened to clout my opponent with it. Ref came over said put the flag down mate, I did, we all calmed down and I didn't even get booked for it!
We had just had a shocking away game losing 5-0, 5 of our players booked 1 sent off if, if I remember rightly the home side had 5 or 6 booked as well Wasn't a dirty game by any standard the ref was just power and card happy. After the game was in the changing room commented on what a W****r the ref was not realising he was stood behind me and ill have your name as well so ended up getting booked after the game