You can imagine that a high school basketball ref would get pretty tired of being harassed by parents of the home team, so it’s not shocking when an official decides he’s had enough and ejects a fan. It is pretty shocking if the fan and the referee wind up tussling, causing the fan’s son to be ejected as well, and the game to be abandoned.
(An artist’s rendering of the fight.)
But when you find out that the fan in question was using a walker, and the home coach says the ref started the incident? That’s downright bizarre. The SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER says that’s just what happened during a boys high school basketball game between Lake Washington and Bothell on Saturday, as a referee got into with a player’s dad who is using a walker after recovering from recent prostate cancer surgery.