We’ve all come across them.

  • They can be your club members or spectators.
  • They can come from the visiting club.
  • These people, both men and women, are outwardly offensive.
  • No one’s off limits – other adults around them, coaches, referees, their own team members or the opposition, even kids playing.
  • They sledge, scream and hurl abuse.
  • Their bad behaviour worsens with alcohol.
  • They’re irritating, annoying, they can get under your skin.
  • They can be distressing and menacing.
  • People become uncomfortable and move away, unsure as to the best way of dealing with this behaviour
  • Their bad behaviour goes unchecked, so does their negative role-modelling.


Club Respect Smart steps can help.