Technical Foul, Disrespectful Approach toward the official

This is an example of a Technical Foul for an inappropriate reaction to a call, including the approach to the official. 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 steps towards the official and points directly at him while voicing displeasure to a call or non call. While this comment does not include profanity or overly demonstrative behavior, it is another form of aggression directed at an official and violates the “Respect for the Game” guidelines. Be reminded that profanity directed at an offical is a technical foul by itself, and does not have to be accompanied by any other action.