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 bats the ball in resentment to the call. This type of overt action is unacceptable, whether or not it is directed at a game participant or referee.