Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

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Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

Post by josie andrews » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:24 am

All Super League clubs have been contacted about their behavior after couple of coaches were caught swearing during televised games.

The RFL, which is responsible for discipline, "is stressing to the game’s head coaches that they also have a responsibility in terms of behaviour".

"There had been a couple of incidents recently of unmistakeable bad language in the close-up shots that broadcasters use to show the passion on the touchline and in the stand," chief executive Ralph Rimmer wrote on the RFL's website.

"Our Compliance Department has written to all clubs and coaches reminding them of their obligations in this regard – especially linking to the Enjoy the Game campaign, which is so important to all of us at the RFL.

"Touchline behaviour is crucial in terms of the rugby league experience at community levels, so we need our high-profile figures at the highest level – players and coaches – to set the right example.

"We’re not expecting them to be angels, and we definitely don’t want them to be robots. This was discussed with all the members of the RFL Council in December - and we thought it was timely to send out a reminder."

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Re: Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

Post by josie andrews » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:26 am

What a load of bollocks! Have they, the RFL, nothing better to do FFS?

How are coaches going to know if the cameras are going to be on them at any one time during a game??
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
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Re: Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

Post by Wintergreen » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:45 am

josie andrews wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:26 am
What a load of bollocks! Have they, the RFL, nothing better to do FFS?

How are coaches going to know if the cameras are going to be on them at any one time during a game??
:lol: :lol:

They have plenty to do, but are unable/incapable to do it/of doing it.

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Re: Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

Post by endoman » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:57 am

Simple solution, stop the cameras looking for it. It's a natural reaction and Sky are desperate to find anything controversial.

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Re: Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

Post by fozzieskem » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:34 am

josie andrews wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:26 am
What a load of bollocks! Have they, the RFL, nothing better to do FFS?

How are coaches going to know if the cameras are going to be on them at any one time during a game??
I assume it’s to do with the watershed,sky’s commentators often apologise for bad language and now seem to havedecided enough is enough and gone to the RFL.

Not saying it’s not petty but once you take the TV s money you play by TV’s rules

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Re: Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

Post by Caboosegg » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:30 am

fozzieskem wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:34 am
josie andrews wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:26 am
What a load of bollocks! Have they, the RFL, nothing better to do FFS?

How are coaches going to know if the cameras are going to be on them at any one time during a game??
I assume it’s to do with the watershed,sky’s commentators often apologise for bad language and now seem to havedecided enough is enough and gone to the RFL.

Not saying it’s not petty but once you take the TV s money you play by TV’s rules
But its the sky TV crews on purpose looking for the reactions.
RL's biggest issue is the constant negativity of its own fans.

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"to agree with and give encouragement to someone or something because you want him, her, or it to succeed"

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Re: Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

Post by fozzieskem » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:49 am

Caboosegg wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:30 am
fozzieskem wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:34 am
josie andrews wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:26 am
What a load of bollocks! Have they, the RFL, nothing better to do FFS?

How are coaches going to know if the cameras are going to be on them at any one time during a game??
I assume it’s to do with the watershed,sky’s commentators often apologise for bad language and now seem to havedecided enough is enough and gone to the RFL.

Not saying it’s not petty but once you take the TV s money you play by TV’s rules
But its the sky TV crews on purpose looking for the reactions.
Oh I agree but ultimately that’s what they’re looking for,it’s the reaction to a situation,but this is a tough sport so they ain’t going to be choir boys are they?

I swear like a docker so it really doesn’t bother me but rules are rules,they want a non sweary reaction hence the ruling for the RFL.

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Re: Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

Post by TWO EYED WARRIOR » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:17 pm

1, take the mic off the ref so they cant hear anyone swearing then-problem solved

2, id rather see whats going on, on the field when games are on TV rather than look at the coach or the bench, so dont do it simple solutions !

Now RFL go away and generate some cash for the game

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Re: Bad language on TV close-ups' prompts RFL to act

Post by doc » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:31 pm

Brian Noble tells a story of how he was summoned before the RFL disciplinary after someone lip read him swearing and reported him. Turned out that it was his own mother!

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