"It just feels safer because now the coaches and the parents will be restrained from doing anything. Talking to me. Questioning me about a call."
-- Referee Ryan Heddinger
, 15, on the Calgary Minor Soccer Association's decision to require a "field marshal" at every game because of bad behavior by parents. The association has had
two-thirds of its referees quit after their first year, leaving one in every nine games without a referee. (CBC