Things get intense during high school football games in the state of Texas, but recent actions from a local referee during a game did more than just cross the line.
During a Friday night game under the lights between Whitney High and Madison High in Dallas, Texas, a referee made contact with a defensive player for Whitney. The two then collided a second time, with the referee showing an outburst of anger by grabbing the defensive player by the helmet and ripping it off of him.
According to the mother of the player, the referee then proceeded to eject her son instead of taking accountability for his own actions. You can watch a video of the incident courtesy of the mother's X account.
@uiltexas how is this allowed from a ref!!!!!!! And then you eject MY SON and you literally assaulted him!!!!!!! @kwtxsports @kwtx @FoxNews @25NewsKXXV @CoachHaynesJr @WacoTribSports pic.twitter.com/W2vQQikXmp
— Karla Haynes (@KarlaAHaynes) September 30, 2023
After the events from the game, the Texas University Interscholastic League issued a statement letting fans and families know that the referee is being investigated due to the incident.
"The UIL is aware of an incident involving a sports official and a student athlete during the Whitney vs. Dallas Madison varsity football game last night (Friday, 9/29)," the statement reads. "This situation is of great concern to us and we are actively looking into the matter."
Although the incident didn't have much of an impact on the final result of the game, parents are understandably concerned with the actions of the referee. Whitney High School went on to win the game 56-28, keeping their undefeated streak alive with a 5-0 record to start the season.
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