Made a ‘no-call’ on a dramatic but ultimately no-impact action - got singled out by a spectator for some personal abuse lasting 10mins, using my first name. Have an impromptu banner made up to abuse me when I’m on the far side of the track.
Skater takes a massive floor hit to the head. Gets up and staggers around, repeatedly falling looking severely disorientated. Call jam off so skater can get medical attention. Get booed by crowd.
Over turn my own cutting call before it got past the whistle stage, after the situation rapidly turned into NPNP. Receive cat calls and shrieks of derision from crowd.
Read over comments about ‘terrible reffing’ and ‘blind refs’ when I get home. Comment on the hostile atmosphere that has become a fixture at most games. ‘It’s all part of the game. Refs should suck it up and get used to it. Grow a pair’.
Getting real tired of your shit, roller derby ‘fans’.