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Should all field marshalls have automatic weapons?

Discussion in 'Referee' started by NBTHOMCCC, Nov 27, 2012.

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  1. NBTHOMCCC

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    I've often thought gunfire would prove an adequate deterrent to hooligans, misbehaving parents, and sissy kung-fu players. Turns out I was right.
     


  2. uniqueconstraint

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    WOW - once Scarface pulled the rifle, the mob split up fast.

    You know, I'm coming around to this. We could give them pepper spray at first, just to send a warning shot - no pun intended.
     
  3. campbed

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    Fox40 is coming out next year with AK-47's in multiple colors. And for "those" referees, yes, you can buy bullets that are the same color.
     
  4. soccerman771

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    Maybe they can use them to take out the snipers that cause the players to go down so easy in the box. Could be helpful.
     
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  5. DudsBro

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    Certainly would have been useful in the Adriano situation!
     
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  6. soccersubjectively

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    Maybe just a loud noise in general.
     
  7. uniqueconstraint

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    hilarious!
     
  8. Law5

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    As long as the 4th official's AK-47 matches his shirt, the assessor will be satisfied.
     
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    Have a recording of gunfire in the press box or at the scorer's table piped through the stadium loudspeakers. Instruction to scorer: If a mass confrontation breaks out, press this button:whistling:
     
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    Don't bullets...come down?

    But seriously...the volunteer field marshals at the tournaments I go can't even seem to handle finding the right game card to give me. I don't think I'd want to give them guns.
     
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    I'll bet this ends up part of the NCAA rule book soon!
     
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    Hmm...I wonder if a tournament's or league's ROC need to address concealed carry.....
     
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    Hmm. . . . since the LOTG* apparently have the power to absolve us from liability for our decisions on the pitch, perhaps they can grant us the power to carry conceled weapons . . . .

    (Decision 1 of the Decisions ofthe Internaitonal F.A. Board in Law 5.)
     
  14. Paper.St.Soap.Co

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    Eh, the state I live in has granted me the license to carry a concealed weapon. That's all I need! :)
     
  15. fairplayforlife

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    Same here. They considered my job to be dangerous enough that I need to carry it as a requirement.
     
  16. MetroFever

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    It looks like your typical adult ethnic league in New Jersey. :D
     
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    We used to have a State Referee, now retired, a five foot nothing, 40-something soccer mom, with a concealed weapons permit. :cool: All three of her kids are now Marines.
     
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    I vote for giving field marshals tasers - heck, never mind players, coaches and parents - there are a few referees at some tournaments who could use a good jolt! :)
     
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    They sure do and when they come down if you are unlucky you could be seriously injured or killed.

    This took place where?
     
  20. NBTHOMCCC

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    Trinidad and Tobago
     
  21. Paper.St.Soap.Co

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    Whenever I'm at the range it never fails to have a short, female nurse in one of the nearby stalls. Last week she was practicing with her pink .38 special.
     
  22. J'can

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    Are you sure?
     
  23. techguy9707

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    IIRC, the Trinidad and Tobago game is where the AR and the fan had a fight. I believe the game with the automatic weapons was an Arabic team. I was going to make a comment about the fact that there were firearms present but then I remembered that many games have some sort of a security force. Even simple HS games, they hire/contract for off-duty officers to be present in uniform with their firearm.

    Do they walk around in fatigues with AK-47s? ...not so much in the places I frequent.
     
  24. SA14mars

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    Or just hire the actor from the Police Academy movies as your broadcaster.
     
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    Where one Jack Warner is National Security Minister?
     
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