During a match in Sweden the opposing coach did something. I am curious what you think about it.
We were up 2-1 and leading in the fourth set. It might have even been match point (24-23). I can’t recall exactly.
Anyway, they were out of timeouts. The coach called a sub to go in, but she went to the sideline holding a paddle with the number of no player currently on the court. Substitution errors like this are team delay faults, and thus earn a delay warning. During the ensuing pause as the score table recorded the warning, the other coach could be seen grinning in our direction. He was making it clear he intentionally made the substitution error as a way to get a defacto timeout.
Brilliant move or unsportsmanlike?
It didn’t work, by the way.
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