Thursday, May 21, 2009
DiCicco to do 'community service' for comments
It is not uncommon for a coach to be fined for comments made about officiating, but when you see why Tony DiCicco was fined the other day, it certainly seems like the WPS is walking the line with disciplining a coach who didn't say anything over the top.
The WPS Disciplinary Committee fined Boston Breakers coach Tony DiCicco $750 for comments after the game that had "an effect prejudicial and detrimental to WPS including public criticism of game officials and WPS officiating generally." He is also required to do four hours of community service in the sport of soccer.
"It's just not good enough," the dean of WPS coaches told the Boston Globe. "They're over their head. They have to learn, just like the players have to learn to play at this level and coaches have to learn coaching at this level, and the refereeing has to get better at this level."
Posted by Mike Jacobs at 6:32 AM