The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend.

Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday he wants to speak with the players union about how to curb the type of remarks made by Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

“They got all fined, and yeah, that’s very concerning to us,” Green said by phone. “That’s different than what we’ve seen in the past, and it’s definitely something that I want to talk to (NFL Players Association executive director) De Smith about with the players association: What is it we need to do about that?

“We appreciate that the league reprimands guys for doing that, but we also like it to be known that in those instances, all those calls were correct. That, to us, is equally as important, that the public knows that just because somebody complained and said it was horrible and the guy is horrible and he shouldn’t be on the field – it’s important that word gets back out that, well, just so you’re aware, we reviewed those plays and (the penalties) were there.”