Technical Foul, Overt Gesture, bench player commits an overt gesture

This is an example of a Technical Foul for an overt gesture that exceeds the “Respect for the Game” guidelines. Players can react to calls with which they disagree, provided the reaction is not overly demonstrative, disrespectful, or prolonged. On this play, the offending player, who is not even in the game, and is positioned on the bench, stands up and ‘air punches’ and waves his towel directly at an official. Since this reaction is demonstrative, it warrants a technical foul.