Under ASK THE REF, it states “the team captain may request the referee to stop the game if excessive crowd noise prevents the team from putting the ball into play.”
Am I misinterpreting this or is this ridiculous? I can understand if the stadium announcers and PA are making the noise but CROWD noise…come on!
Isn’t that what home field advantage is? Or maybe if the home fans are making too much noise when their team is on offense then they could stop the game til the crowd settles down. I thought crowds are a part of the game.
Any thoughts? Maybe I just don’t understand the rule.