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Alan has been terminated by Gerald from his role as referee and supervisor of Norwalk's coed volleyball league due to occasionally allowing teams to play with 4 players. Gerald also felt that Alan's working relationship with the teams/players in the league created a conflict of interest and negatively impacted his decision-making as referee.
I believe I'm speaking on behalf of most everyone in the league in saying that this is outrageous. Alan is an exemplary referee. He promotes fairness, camaraderie, and makes sure everyone has a good time. A bunch of players are always thanking him and shaking his hand as they walk off the court after a match.
As for the 4-player situation, if both teams agree to it, it should absolutely be allowed as we're all there to play and to have fun. A forfeit isn't fun for anyone.
Gerald's antics have been slowly deteriorating the league for years with unnecessary rules and threats to kick teams out for the most minor of infractions, and it's impossible to discuss anything with him because he's very unreasonable and won't give anyone the time of day.
Please sign and share this petition to get Alan reinstated as ref and volleyball supervisor. The petition will be sent to Mayor Harry Rilling for his consideration.
Thanks and let's have a great winter volleyball season with less politics and more fun!
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