Legal Reaction; brief, non-overt gesture Legal Reaction; brief, non-overt gesture
This is an example of a permissible reaction under 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, following the foul call, the player in the gold uniform who is whistled for the foul restrains himself after a brief initial reaction, and he quickly calms down. Since the action ends quickly, and the player is not overly demonstrative, no Technical Foul is warranted on this play.