Originally posted by glamdring:
That doesn't have quite the effect though - it is interpreted as me saying I grudgingly admit the referee was right or that I didn't see it or whatever.
What I mean is an option where what you are saying is that the referee was wrong, but wrapping that up in so much waffle that you can get away with it and it isn't interpreted as a full out assault on the referee. Plenty of managers do it in real life...the whole "Well, I don't want to criticise the referee, referees do a tough job, but I think when he watches that again on Match of the Day tonight he'll be a bit disappointed with his decision...yada, yada..."
Yep, good idea. That way your players know you agree with them rather than the ref and you don't get banned, and you avoid the "so-and-so thinks you're comments have stirred up unnecessary controversy" piffle.