Narrator: Everyone involved in sport
needs to show support and respect to umpires. There is never any justification
for abuse of an umpire. Even if the decision cost you the game,
there are avenues to follow up your concerns. Abuse of umpires is the main reason
for them dropping out of sport. Umpire: Obstruction what, green ball.
Female Speaker: That is just a bad call. You’re kidding.
Come on. I think we’ve had her before.
You know, she was bad. Female Speaker 3: We always get this umpire. It’s just not fair.
Let’s go, green. Narrator: The future of sport depends on
recruiting and retaining umpires. Young umpires need to be encouraged and coaches and parents need to be
good role models for children. Umpire: Go on defense.
That was obstruction. You just need to make sure you’re three
feet away before you raise your hand. Female Speaker 3: You’ve got to be kidding.
She had forfeit — Umpire: No, that’s the way I saw it.
You might disagree, but it would be helpful for everyone if you just kept your
comments positive. Thanks. Female Speaker: Fair enough.
Umpire: All right, green play. Female Speaker 3: Come on, let’s go. Umpire: All right, game over everyone. Good game. Good game.
Girl: Thanks, umpire. Umpire: Thanks. Narrator: The game should
be enjoyable for everyone. For more information about how to deal
with sport rage and programs to address abuse of officials, visit Play by the Rules,
www.playbytherules.net.au visit the Australian Sports Commission website,
www.ausport.gov.au or contact your state or territory
sport and recreation agency.