Legal Reaction; player complains briefly, but stops upon request from referee

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, the player in the white uniform approaches the official in a non-aggressive fashion, and he begins to complain to the official about the previous play. At that point, the official clearly indicates to the player that he needs to stop his complaint, and the player immediately complies with the official’s signal and calmly walks away. Since the player did not approach the official in an aggressive or disrespectful manner, and the dialogue was not prolonged, this would deemed an acceptable exchange and no penalty would be warranted.