Video: Football player attacks ref during game

A Texas school district is investigating after a football player slammed into a referee watching a play during a Friday game between two San Antonio area schools.

After he fell, a second player then jumped on top of the official.

Both players were ejected from the game.

Before the referee was hit, two players had been ejected on separate plays.

The school district is calling the video extremely disturbing.

“This incident is extremely disturbing, not the sportsmanlike behavior we teach students at Northside ISD,” Gonzalez said. “We are cooperating with the UIL investigation. We will handle this incident on Tuesday morning and schedule a due process hearing, which will include formal interview with coaching staffing, the students themselves and other athletes – anyone who has knowledge of whatever was seen.”

Marble Falls coach Matt Green told the San Antonio Express-News that John Jay coach Gary Gutierrez apologized for the events after the game and appeared upset with the conduct of the players.

“I’ve coached 14 years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Green said.

The officiating chapter that oversees the refereeing crew is currently obtaining statements from those involved.

“The question of what instigated that is what we’re trying to figure out,” Northside ISD athletic director Stan Laing told the San Antonio Express-News.

The referee was "very upset'' and "wanting to press charges,'' Austin Football Officials Association secretary Wayne Elliott told The Associated Press.

Elliott said he was seeking guidance from the state officials association.

"The first thing we want,” Elliot said, “is that those two kids never play football again.''

The San Antonio School district has since suspended the two football players who collided with the referee.

 

 

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