Originally Posted by hebroncougar
I understand that, but the referee was way out of line, and overstepping his bounds. Thankfully, I think the other two were so dumbfounded, and had some common sense they didn't say anything. I've seen a lot of officials, referees, and umpires get waaaaaaaaay too power hungry in my day, and I think tossing an organist for making light of a call is a great example of that.
Well his partners should have pulled him aside and told him not to clear the stands if in fact tell him what he was doing was wrong. I wasn't there but they share some of the blame by not stopping what he wanted to do. But they also were very wrong in letting and AD do what he did to the ref. I promise you if I ever heard an AD tell my partner what the AD told that ref I would be off the field in no time in support of my partner. Bottom line is the whole thing sounds messed up.
As far as the organist being dumped, he is employed by the team and thus any actions or comments he makes can result in ejection. I see this thing as being an issue of consistency, if an organist who is emplyed by the club can mock the umpires then why can't the players, managers, grounds crew etc??? Your setting a bad precedent by letting some employees of the team mock you and not let others.