Originally Posted by bigbthebenji
That is shady. At my home field, if the ref is checking someone, they are out of play.
About half the fields I go to use this practice too. When I was taught to ref, in the '90s, a paint check would begin with the ref calling the player neutral. There were established hand signals for this and everything.
In my experience, it's quite common for a ref to ask a player to move their arm or something to assist them in making a check, especially if the opposing player has specified a body part he thinks was hit.
Originally Posted by idkfa
Stop making excuses for being an *******.
Agreed. If you're going to play dishonorably, don't compound your sins by being dishonest about it.