Martin Fox, the JC MSFL’s Referees Secretary, believes that the RESPECT campaign is a two-way thing.
Fox said: “I want everyone to respect the RESPECT campaign. I want to see more teams respect refs. I want to see more teams, win or lose, shake the hand of the ref and more sportsmanship. People must remember that it’s not the referee’s fault when a team loses.
“I’ve told my refs to be on top of their game and give respect as well. It’s a two-way thing.
“At the moment I have more referees than games this week and I think that teams need to try harder to find pitches. But the bottom line is that we’re all raring to go.”