What do we tell our kids? Forget the M's. I do not care if the player in front of you is an FM, an IM or a GM. I want you to play your best. Play with courage and trust your judgment. Play fair and within the rules. Is that what you say too?
But what do you think happens when they see that we do not have the courage to tell MCF or the organisers that what they are doing is wrong?
I have a question for you. Why do you think it is Peter Long that is setting new national policies? Why do you think Peter doesnt have the guts to have proper procedures and then state the grounds for his banning? Why does he need to say he never got the application from the player? The answer to these questions will shine a light on the issue. So do think on it.
So if you ever said to your kid, play fighting chess. Play with courage and trust your judgement. Then we too must speak our minds. Within the rules and with fairness. But speak our minds we must. Without fear or favour. Then our GM will come.