I saw this a few games last year with Seaside now Valencia and Gold Coast bring their clubs flags to away games. To me when you visit another teams field you are a guest and you should respect their place. I think these flags are going to cause problems, I had one of our parents say they wanted to throw the flag down and stomp on it. I can only imagine the middle aged out of shape fight that may take place over these things. Cringing that it would happen and a video show up on the nightly news
I have no issue with it at Tournaments which usually is just to mark a meeting area.
Letâ€™s be clear here-Flags donâ€™t cause problems, People DO! The idea that a visiting team should not bring their flags or display their colors just shows how unsporting and rude people can be. Bringing your flags or colors to a visiting team has nothing to do with being â€śdisrespectfulâ€ť to the home team. This is youth soccer, not two warring nations being incited to violence because the other faction shows itâ€™s â€śbattle flagâ€ť.
This is what is wrong with youth soccer today and what referees like myself have to deal with in todayâ€™s game.
Letâ€™s stay focused on the fact that this is supposed to be fun for the players no matter what level they play.