Earlier this year
Watched an u18 div 1 game recently, don't really need to name teams or venue, but during the first 2 minutes of the game a tech foul was given for little more than the player questioning a non call. He was not abusive, did not raise his voice nor were there any previous warnings given to any player or team. I would have thought if the ref didn't like being questioned maybe a warning would have sufficed.
Maybe because it was early in the game he wanted to make a statement this wasn't going to be tolerated to set the stardard . But no, there were more and more questioning of calls, raised voices and language being used during the remainder of the game with no penalties following. So my question i suppose is are our refs being a little pedantic and inconsistent these days? These are the sort of things which create angst amongst players, coaches and spectators and refs must realize they bring this pn themselves. Rant over !!