One of my biggest referee pet peeves is when a referee or assistant referee does not give 100% effort. Since the players and coaches are, the referees should too. If referees can\’t or don\’t want to, they should not be a referee.
Until the referee blows the whistle or the ball is well out-of-play, players should continue to play. If an assistant referee raises the flag, it does not mean the play has stopped. Only the referee\’s can stop play.