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    Are there any rules/advice to referees on the wearing of sunglasses during a match?

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    Don't

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    Double don't!

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    Funny one. They clearly have the potential to help see the game better but the knock your credibility would take isn't worth it.
    If you look hard enough, there'll be a penalty in there somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chogan View Post
    Funny one. They clearly have the potential to help see the game better but the knock your credibility would take isn't worth it.
    Thanks - that is good advice - and one that I would advise a referee (I'm not one) but are there actually any regulations or formal advice to this effect (stubborn person syndrome....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chogan View Post
    Funny one. They clearly have the potential to help see the game better but the knock your credibility would take isn't worth it.
    Not to mention the possibility of losing your eye if the ball or a player accidentally hit you in the face!

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    A must when running touch on a late game here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonker44 View Post
    Are there any rules/advice to referees on the wearing of sunglasses during a match?

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    Certainly very unusual. Not entirely unheard of, though. Would like to know why you're asking.

    (The major disadvantage of sunglasses is you can't make eye contact with anyone; there are some sports that allow them for practical reasons, but they all advise that if you want to have a conversation with a player, you take them off or move them down your nose so you can have that direct eye contact.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCraig View Post
    A must when running touch on a late game here
    So you do wear them? I think TJs should wear them if needed. Hate spending a half with my arm raised to shield the eyes.
    For many reasons, including Phil's & 4eyesbetter's, I don't think a ref should go there.
    If you look hard enough, there'll be a penalty in there somewhere.

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