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Disciplinary Report for
Mark Chandler of Boston Men's
Match Date: 30 June 2018

Location: Foley Stadium

Red Card Offense

Player's Position:
  Back
Nature of Offense
Referee Abuse

Teams and Results
Home:    Lowell Highlanders Score    26
Visitor:   Boston Score    21
Time into match of Incident:   14
Score at Time:   (H)  26   (V)   21
Offending-side Captain:  
Opposing-side Captain:   
Weather and Field Conditions
Very, very hot day.

General Pattern of Play
The match (between Lowell & Boston) was quite fast, on a short field. The match was filled with plenty of 50/50 situations, with some chippy behavior. Honestly, the heat did affect my judgment, so my decision-making process was sub-optimal, which probably contributed to the players' attitude with me

Detailed Report of Incident
With two minutes left in the match, Boston was down by 12 points and I issued a yellow card to Lowell because of a late hit. Boston took immediate advantage and scored a try to cut the lead to five points with a minute left. Boston had one last push to take the match until one of their players was tackled at midfield and landed on top of the ball. UMass-Lowell had a legitimate pouch opportunity, but the Boston player did not make the ball available, so I called a penalty. The ball carrier was very upset and started to swear at me. At first, the player called me a "f***ing retard," I replied saying that I heard his insults and he looked proud of himself for saying that to me, hence I issued a red card and abanded the match. The player continued to smirk at me after I left the pitch. On my way to the tournament director's tent, the Boston coach intercepted me and told me "I should not be refereeing because of my emotions." I report the incident to the tournament director, we walk together to the Boston players, where I pointed out the player, who continued to smirk at me while I explain this actions to the director and his teammates.

The tournament director disqualified the player from the tournament. The pride he took from insulting me should not be tolerated.

Referee:
   Alexander Tolivaisa
Society:
  NERRS
Date Submitted:
  01 July 2018