For years, I’ve heard the shouts and yells of the football players as they jostle to get the ball in their frequent matches on Calder Holmes Park.
I’m used to hearing them and I know they swear quite a bit and some teams are much noisier than others. However, last Sunday as I was passing the football pitch with my grandchildren I became aware that some of the players were continually screaming obscenities at their opponents or maybe it was at their own team members.
It was pretty disappointing. I really don’t want my grandchildren, or any other children for that matter, having to listen to grown-ups or young adults swearing all the time. Who should I complain to? Who can control the language of the players: is it the referee or the team managers?