Heckling has been an amusing part of polo for a while now, although I sometimes feel Birmingham lags behind in this area. One of the most interesting heckles/shouts is ‘dick move’, which I’m fairly sure came out of forumland and the original rule-of-rules: Don’t be a Dick!
It’s a nifty way of self-policing our sport and loosely defining the murky edges of its ruleset. Reffing is developing fast, but in a burgeoning international sport, it’s inevitably complicated. Dick move is where we all come together. (That sentence sounds disgusting, but I’m leaving it…)
Of course, some people don’t mind being a dick, and constantly hack mallets, play too hard for the situation, kick away dropped mallets and so on, but most people don’t.