We have seen players ejected for fighting and coaches ejected for arguing in sports. However, this might be a new one.
A game between Eastern Mississippi Community College and Itawamba Community College. ended with controversy as a referee and EMCC’s Buddy Stephens, who coached Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, were both ejected from a game after an altercation.
The entire scuffle was captured on Netflix’s “Last Chance U.”
Ref Punches “Last Chance U” Coach
Stephens was clearly upset over something. He goes to a referee on the sideline and tells him to “let him handle it.” They both exchange some heated words and drop F-bombs.
The referee then pushes Stephens, who takes issue with the shove. The ref throws a clipboard at Stephens’ head then looks to connect with left hook to the coach’s face.
Here is the account of the affair from reporter Brandon Shields:
Apparently this wasn’t all, as not long after this, a player was ejected after another fight broke out.
EMCC went on to win 48-24 in what was definitely a wild and very unique game.
Buddy Stephens was the head coach for the first two seasons of Netflix’s “Last Chance U.” It was moments like these that made him a favorite.
This post was originally published on September 27, 2015.