I am not quite sure what the leadership assessment is among the guys, but they decided that I am going to be the captain of the team. The big thing of that job is that you are the only one who is supposed to talk to the referee. It is not good to have eleven guys yelling at the referee. Obviously you are often going to find his rulings to be wrong. It is hard for you to be fair and impartial to some guy who has just ruled against you in a game where every goal is beyond price. That is why there is some much diving in football. It is obvious that one goal is usually the difference between a win and a loss. So you are deeply motivated to influence the referee’s decisions to your advantage.
It is hard for you to think about whether or not you are right or wrong about it when you are trying to win the game. Read More »