Originally Posted by maggot
The surrender rule is needed. Here is a story where the rule was not enforced properly.
My friend flanked the other team. He was behind a rental's bunker and called for him to surrender with his barrel about 5 ft. from the guy. The guy turned around and pointed his gun at my friend and started yelling for him to surrender. The ref just stood there dumbfounded. After about 20 seconds he stood up and started firing repeatedly into my friend's chest. My friend responded with a much more potent string into the other guy. This went back and forth until the other player ripped his mask off and charged my friend. He was hopping around calling my friend a racist, homosexual, etc. (much more explicit than that
The situation continued when we got back to the field's store. He had a group of friends that wanted a gang fight due to what they perceived as a racist attack. After about 20 minutes and an embarrassing scenario for the field, they were escorted away and told us to meet them at the Hooters up the street.
There was no meeting, end of story. The staff did a good job of defusing the situation afterwards. Things could have been very ugly with several people there with CCW's and the other group of guys wanting a racially fueled fight.
All of this could have been avoided with a clearly defined surrender rule and a ref ready to enforce it.
Had someone charged me on a field like that I would have probably unleashed a string to their family jewels. If that doesn't drop em I'm a trained BJJ,American Boxing,Thai Kickboxing fighter and I'd drop him right there probably have him on the ground arm behind his back and if so much as moved I'd pop a joint. Not to be hotheaded but someone charging you like that is meaning to do some serious *** kicking and at that point all bets are off. I'd do what I had to to stop the threat. With that said you point out that had the surrender rule been clearly defined it never would have got to that. I guess this is just an extreme example of why you need to have refs that aren't 15 year olds who play on your D5 or D4 team and get free paint and practice time in exchange. You need paid guys that have lives outside of the field and who have a vested interest in enforcing rules.