So No More Talking To The Ref

Hal LaRoux
By Hal LaRoux
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The Norwegian FA have made the first move in following their rugby counterparts by banning any player bar the team captain from conversing with the man in the middle. Still wouldn't have helped this fella, as our boy Roy was El Capitano

"We are working towards a situation where only the captains can confer with referees during the game. Breaches will be punished with a yellow or red card," the NFF said.

The new rule was part of a new "Handshake for Peace" partnership with the Nobel Peace Centre to "promote the message of peace in society".

"Norwegian football stands for much that is positive in Norwegian society... (This) is a very important initiative that we will develop jointly," NFF secretary-general Kjetil Siem was quoted as saying.




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