Tennessee Lawmaker Attempted to ‘Pants’ Referee During HS Gamethe Associated Press reported.
According to a story from Insider.com, Faison was sitting in the stands during the third quarter when a loose-ball foul was called and the two teams engaged into a small scuffle, the video shows.
Video recordings of the livestream show Faison on the court. As referee the tells him to leave, Faison continues to engage in conversation.
“You can’t tell me to leave the floor this was your fault,” Faison said, according to Insider.com.
Faison is then seen grabbing the referee’s pants and attempting to pull them down.
DIFFERENT ANGLE: Here you can see Rep. @JeremyFaison4TN on the court before he gets tossed (and proceeds to try to fight and pants the ref) — ZERO business being on the court. Totally outrageous. pic.twitter.com/bvBWiQfZ3q
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) January 5, 2022
Faison said in a social media post he’s always believed it was wrong “not Christian” and “not mature” when parents lose their temper at games.
“I was wanting him to fight me. Totally lost my junk and got booted from the gym. I’ve never really lost my temper but I did tonight and it was completely stupid of me,” Faison said. “Emotions getting in the way of rational thoughts are never good. I hope to be able to find the ref and ask for his forgiveness. I was bad wrong.”
To read the full article from Insider.com about the Tennessee state representative pantsing a referee during a high school basketball game, click here.