A New Jersey youth baseball umpire was the victim of a brutal attack from a coach during a game in New Jersey. According to Matthew Stanmyre of NJ.com, league president Brian Delahant confirmed that the umpire suffered a broken jaw, which required “extensive dental surgery.”
During a 13-and-under game in a U.S. Amateur Baseball League (USABL) tournament in Branchburg, New Jersey, the umpire and a youth baseball coach started arguing. That argument led to the coach being ejected.
The irate coach then approached the umpire and punched him in the face. The umpire had his jaw fractured in two places, requiring it to be wired shut during surgery.
Some in attendance did not exactly take the side of the umpire. Per a Facebook post on the league’s page, some parents were apparently shouting, “He deserved it.”
“Even as police and EMT’s were providing medical attention to the umpire, other parents from the same team were heard shouting expletives at the umpire and saying things like, ‘He deserved it.’”
The unnamed coach and the team he was coaching have since been banned from the USABL.
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