Football: Outrage as Harlow parents banned from shouting their own child’s name at matches

Entertainment / Mon 1st Apr 2024 at 06:22am

HARLOW parents are outraged over a decision by the local football association to give parents the red card for saying their child’s name too many times at football games.

The new scheme by the West Essex Football Federation (WEFF) has just been introduced.

It is a follow up to the “silent weekend” schemes which Essex Football Association have been running for a few years. This scheme is just a gentle suggestion for parents to just let children play.

But this new scheme now comes with harsh new penalties; “restricting” the number of times a parent can shout their own child’s name as well as the possibility of yellow and red cards.

We went down to the playing fields near Tillwicks Road to speak to the chair of the WEFF, Jack Taylor about the new scheme and see it in action.

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14 Comments for Football: Outrage as Harlow parents banned from shouting their own child’s name at matches:

Stephen Patrick
2024-04-01 06:33:50

What a load of rubbish. Been to one of those so called 'silent games' it's impossible to be silent.

2024-04-01 07:27:28

It would be helpful if they could count, it was 4 then 5, then she shouted twice to make it 7, got a yellow card so can’t even stick to their own rules. How can they ask you to leave a public field. Absolute joke

2024-04-01 07:28:45

This would never arise at Harlow rugby. We have hundreds of children in the minis teams and parents and tournaments with other clubs.There is never any trouble whatsoever, complete respect for referees, no arguing, parent encourage but no shouting. Great sporting atmosphere and very sociable.

Steve Brown
2024-04-01 07:34:22

Yeh yeh , good try. Some people actually falling for this!

John Smoleskis
2024-04-01 07:36:36

This guy is on a power trip. I’d charge that idiot with assault for touching her. Who are the weff to send people off a public field? Can they do this?

John Smoleskis
2024-04-01 07:43:27

Just realised what day it is 😂😂

2024-04-01 07:47:54

Ridiculous. The world’s gone crazy I genuinely do not understand this at all!!!!

2024-04-01 08:13:26

April Fools 😆

Bruce Downey
2024-04-01 09:08:49

Believe nothing and trust no one.. So it’s like any other day.. 😏

Pat G Petey
2024-04-01 10:10:59

Yet another own goal from WEFF.

2024-04-01 10:11:32

(April fools) don't give the Jobs worth ideas 🤔😒😳if they ever bring this sort off thing in they will need a police ing budget as well 😂😭

2024-04-01 10:39:02

Very good, actually liked it.

Ian G
2024-04-01 11:02:31

I was always sub so my parents never shouted out anything.

Bruce Downey
2024-04-01 11:34:13

Humour- bypass, Kimbo 🤓 N Taylor 👴 Nostradamus aka Eddie 🔮

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