Trevor Hogan was fiercely critical of the Munster supporters Off The Ball last night, branding the fans who greeted Ian Keatley's substitution against Leicester Tigers with ironic cheers "disgraceful" and "pathetic".
Anthony Foley also admonished the actions, and now Munster have released a supporter's manifesto on their website, calling for R.E.S.P.E.C.T. around Thomond Park in an attempt to promote sportsmanship and positive participation.
In what is probably the first intersection of the Aretha Franklin/Irish Provincial Rugby Venn Diagram, Munster's call to arms is an acronym representing the following:
R - Respect for both teams, officials and stadium staff. Please remember it is a family occasion, we encourage a vocal crowd and sporting behaviour.
E - Enjoy the game. We want everyone attending Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park to enjoy the experience and feel safe.
S - Silence for the kicker. We encourage our fans and opposition supporters to uphold the tradition of remaining silent for all kickers when taking shots at goal.
P - Participate in the overall match-day experience. Please be vocal in your support, wear your team colours and continue to be upstanding in showing your support on match-day.
E - Educate and welcome younger supporters. It is a family occasion and we want our younger supporters to enjoy memorable moments and become life-long members of the club, show them how to support rugby positively, leading by example.
C - Call out those around you who display unsporting behaviour. We have stewards positioned around the stadium in the terraces and stands, and we ask that you consult them for any issues that may arise.
T - Traditions to be recognised. Please continue to uphold our traditions and values as a club.
There you go. Rugby's unwritten rule of hushing for the kickers is now written. Or typed, at least.
Via: Munster's Official Website