Something about AAU games can bring out the craziness in some people.
Such was the case at The Hardwood Classic X RecruitLook Summer Finale at the Staley High School gymnasium.
Things seemingly got heated after the head coach from one team became unhappy over a call or missed call, so he got in the face of a ref. As that ref tried to keep that coach at arm’s length away from him, he found his arm being punched by a coach who wanted to fight.
The two squared up and it looks like the ref threw the first punch. All hell broke loose on that ref afterward.
Caleb Mcconnell, the ref in the video, explained what happened.
“I had just called a tech right before the camera came to me. That’s why he was pushing up on me like that. F–k another tech at that point. He had to catch one,” McConnell, who says he’s a 9-year referee veteran, explains.
“That coach was just looking for a reason to start something, he couldnt take the ass whooping like a man,” the ref added.
According to another comment, this was the first game for the ref that he officiated.