As the title suggest our coach received a straight red card by the league appointed umpire at the weekend so will explain the situation and looking for advice/thoughts etc. I am in no way being biased here and this is exactly what happened word for word (I was stood right next to the umpire when this happened) The game itself was a good game, both teams played within the spirit of the game and it was good and competitive. Obviously there is the odd late/dodgy tackle but nothing malicious or cause for concern at all. Said umpire was handing out green and yellow cards like they were Smarties (5 greens and 4 yellows between the 2 teams). Red card situation.. The other team put in 2 physically hard mistimed challenges which no foul was given. These were quite physical challenges and were definitely fouls however a warning would have more than sufficed for both of these. Our player has a similar challenge, just simply mistimed but nowhere near as physical as the previous 2 and received a straight 5 minute yellow having made no previous fouls or tellings off etc. Our coach with his arms wide, in a frustrated but not aggressive (with his tone or physical actions) shouted to the umpire (due to the distance away he was so he could hear him), 'how is that a yellow when the 2 assaults down there (pointing to the aforementioned challenges) aren't even fouls?' The umpire then goes straight into his pocket and pulls out the red card and says, 'you don't tell me how to referee this game!' As far as I am aware this is impossible to be a red card unless our coach was threatening the umpire which literally couldn't have even been slightly misinterpreted. Just another point I will mention those is other players received either no card, a green or a yellow for the exact same actions so shoes the inconsistency of the umpire. Plus he said 'referee' the game. Which is just stupid.