We’ve all at least competed in, or watched a little league baseball, basketball, or football game, and saw a parent absolutely go bonkers on an official or coach.
You know, little Jimmy struck out looking for the 50th time of the season, and dad is up in the stands is absolutely losing it on the umpire for calling it a strike.
We see situations like this all too often, and it’s a bad look for the parents and embarrassing as hell for the kid.
However, this might be the first time I’ve seen an official actually fight back in a youth sports game… in fact, he threw the first punch.
At an AAU basketball game at the OKC Center in Edmond, Oklahoma, you can see a coach is extremely heated after a “bad call” from the referee, so he walks out to half court and gets in his face. Maybe gives him a little bit of headbutt (it’s hard to tell).
The ref isn’t having any of it an immediately throws a punch at the coach… all hell ensues.
For the most part, just about everybody was trying to break it up, and get the coaches, parents and referees separated, however one dad ended up eating a big ol’ sucker punch from the other referee.
We’ve acquired more video from the fight at The Score on Saturday night. It looks like a coach was the instigator, and a ref took a swing. The guy who was leveled by another ref was possibly trying to keep the peace. https://t.co/yZSwYjX17Kpic.twitter.com/LifXQooY8C