Alfie…a sad state of affairs but true. I also think players themselves must take part of the blame, Refs will always make a mistake, is the game too fast for them now??? I do not know but you rarely see a Ref that is a commanding, no nonsense person these days. To help Refs I would also ban mass player protest, only one person should approach a Ref and that is the captain the rest at least 20 yds away.
Sean…the handball rule is stupid, the number of times you see a player kick at an opponents hand or with such force he cannot possibly get out of the way. I am amazed the “elf and saftey” people have not been in saying players must have the right to defend themselves from injury