You seriously asking what the "crime"? You don't think confronting the ref in such a manner as to prompt police action is suggestive of a protest that went overboard?
Pres cops Big-Five title, St Augustine takes girls’ equivalent.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).
...The match took a halt as officials of St Mary’s College protested in unison, questioning both the referee and his assistant. They, including a furious head coach Jason Edwards and assistant Ryan Shim, were sent to the stands.
The end of the fixture brought jubilation to the hundreds of Presentation supporters, but it also brought a flock of players and football staff of St Mary’s to the faces of the referees, prompting police action. One police officer pulled out a baton, while a St Mary’s player questioned the official.
while a St Mary’s player questioned the official
You are making my point for me. Again I ask, what is the crime? Questioning the officials? You have not named something a CIC player (or member of the technical staff) did that warranted being labelled a crime. Isn't the official's hand in the CIC player's face in that picture? All that quotation states is that there was police involvement, it does not show that this involvement was even necessary. I might even argue that the police involvement made the situation worse, but that's a debatable position. Besides, that's not even my point, because I am neither excusing nor defending the Saints reaction to the ref. I am questioning the accuracy of the picture painted by the writer and also his intentions in writing his article this way. Making an "example" of the CIC players for the actions of players in the US, Germany or Spain will not address the problems we face in T&T. If there is behaviour to deal with, then let us deal with that. We can't solve Europe's problems for them and it is unfair to penalise the CIC team for someone else's behaviour.
Again I ask, coming off of the controversial goal you now have a match ended after 3 minutes added on instead of the expected 5. What is the expected response from these boys? If different, what is the acceptable one?