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Review and improve the quality of RFL match officials

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We would ask the CEO of the RFL -Tony Sutton to review the poor quality of match officials and the decisions many are making which is ruining many clubs efforts including my own club Salford Red Devils

Why is this important?

Because the RFL are not taking appropriate action to remedy this it needs pressure from people like us the fans to make them review and admit the failings and take measured action that changes this situation which is undermining our game

How it will be delivered

Though what’s app messaging Facebook Twitter and other social media

England, UK

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2023-08-09 14:51:21 +0100

We are slowly adding more signatures and will be delivering the petition next week

2023-08-06 20:36:08 +0100

If anyone would like to come along to deliver or even go on TV (if we get the call) please email me and all will be most welcome Cheers TERRY GOULD PS The game belongs to the fans me and you so lets make sure the RFL listens to us

2023-08-06 20:33:56 +0100

Thankyou again to all who have signed this petition ... after this weeks games it is clear that there is something critically wrong with the match officials .. So many glaring errors across all the games... I intend to present Tony Sutton the CEO of the rfl the petition within the next ten days.. WE have 221 signatures and were thinking to say that was enough but after this weeks games have decided to keep it open for at least 5 more days . Today a coach not known for being outspoken called the match officials a disgrace. The fans of the club in question have clear photographic evidence of the players foot being in touch and the linesman and referee being "blind" to this and allowing play to most unjustly continue then leading to a try, So my dear fellow signees lets each try and get another couple of signatures each to bolster the petition and we can then try to get the BBC & ITV to consider things live on TV and this will make the RFL surely sit up and take note..

2023-07-28 00:24:54 +0100

There is so much dissatisfaction around fans of all clubs about the number of poor decisions being made every week by the RFL match officials …it seems that almost everyone has a story to tell on the matter …. Whatever club you support this petition needs your signature . Once presented by a group if those who have signed it will help to bring publicity to bear in the tv media which will along with other protests and complaints by clubs help to convince the RFL that urgent changes must be made

2023-07-23 01:49:11 +0100

The challenge cup semi final is as sadly badly marred by the poor quality of the decisions by match officials … quite clearly to the neutral fan saints were robbed of a Wembley final by poor decisions which led to pressure on saints and led to key try … saints fans please sign my petition as well as others who saw it ….

2023-07-21 18:40:15 +0100

Three days ago we launched this important petition and in that short time despite people’s busy lives 207 of you have kindly signed it so as to try to ensure things change for the better …. We need many more to sign in the coming week … let’s hope the challenge cup semi finals this weekend are not marred by the incompetence of the match officials

2023-07-20 20:19:05 +0100

Our greatest thanks to all who have or who are planning to signthe petition please get others to sign if u can … we need to stop our game from rotting away in the mire of poor refereeing

2023-07-19 16:08:05 +0100

We are asking all rugby league fans and their family and friends from all clubs who have experienced poor quality decisions by match officials to sign this petition

2023-07-19 14:45:56 +0100

Ignore last post ..Sorry it’s a typo folks we are nearly upto 200

2023-07-19 10:49:14 +0100

We are now almost upto 300 signatures … keep up the good work in gathering signatures … rugby league needs this protest or likely little will change … thanks for all your support

2023-07-18 14:55:22 +0100

Let’s go now to gather even more signatures and get to the next target if 1000 …. Where possible invite fans you know from other clubs …. We aim to present the petition to Tony Sutton CEO of the RFL at their Etihad head office so will be asking at some point for as many as possible to come along together to present it to him … please add a comment as to why you’ve signed it … see Bob Hs … a selection of comments will be affixed to the front if the petition .. yours deffo Bob H .. a huge Thankyou to all who have supported and signed the petition so far

2023-07-18 12:57:08 +0100

100 signatures reached

2023-07-18 10:22:39 +0100

We’ve now got 50 signatures so let’s get all the people family and friends to support it …. Next target is 100 by later today … let’s try to make a difference

2023-07-18 10:13:02 +0100

50 signatures reached

2023-07-18 08:01:25 +0100

25 signatures reached