Mutual official in plea to respect the umpires

Umpires' Association secretary Graham Langton wants players and umpires to get on

Umpires' Association secretary Graham Langton wants players and umpires to get on

First published in Sport

BRADFORD Mutual Sunday School League official Graham Langton has pleaded with players to respect the umpires.

Not for the first time in his life, Umpires' Association secretary Langton is in a tricky situation as he explained at the league's latest meeting at Clayton ARLFC: "We have a few umpires who are not made to feel welcome by certain clubs, resulting in a poor atmosphere before the match even starts.

"Umpiring is a hard enough job as it is. Players should try it sometimes.

"If they get a decision that goes against their side before tea, they may get a decision that goes in their favour after tea.

"Let's be man enough to take it on the chin and just try and get on."

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