Two Fights Breakout Between Refs, Fans, & Coaches during AAU Tournaments
In Oklahoma, a referee knocked out a male spectator after issuing a technical foul to a coach for stepping out onto the court and headbutting the ref, according to various media reports.Then, in Kansas City, an AAU coach and a tournament referee exchanged blows before an ensuing brawl took place, according to a report from Outkick.com.
Below are excerpts from the DailyMail.com and Outkick.com‘s reports on both issues.
Videos from inside the Score OKC Sports Center in Edmond, Oklahoma show the moment the coach walks onto the [court] after the ref’s call and headbutts the official, who immediately swings at the man.
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/yZSwYjX17K pic.twitter.com/LifXQooY8C
— The Lost Ogle (@TheLostOgle) July 18, 2022
A brawl ensues on the court, and when the ref appears cornered by two people away from the crowd, his partner rushes in and sucker punches a man, knocking him out and putting an end to the chaos.
“I was there on the other court,” the attendee said. ‘This was all over a tech the coach received then he came on the floor and headbutted the ref instead of leaving the floor.
‘The score was 28-26,” the attendee said of the coach’s team. ‘They were winning, now the whole organization loses.”