Umpires association says ‘show respect’

THE Sunraysia Football Umpires Association (SFUA) is calling for the public to respect the umpires ahead of the upcoming season.

Association vice-president and umpires fitness coach Adam Henschke said it was OK to be critical of the umpires, who are paid to officiate in games, however there needed to be a line not to be crossed.

“We just want the public to be aware (the football field) is our workplace,” Henschke said.

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