Last week, we brought you some ULTRA-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of a high school football player who purposefully blind-sided a ref during a game. Well, today we have confirmation that the player has been officially disciplined according to the “student code of conduct”, whatever that means.
Oh, who are we kidding? We just want an excuse to run the ref-smacking video one more time. It’s immediately after the jump.
As you can see, not exactly subtle. Instead of heading in the actual direction of the play, the safety for the Euless-Trinity high school squad makes a bee-line towards the ref and performs one of the better decleatings in recent history.
Best of all though, we may have confirmation on who the offending player is. From HS GAME TIME:
“We did conduct an investigation and he is being disciplined according to the student code of conduct,” said Judy Ramos, director of communications for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD.
Ramos declined to name the player, but internet video of hit shows the player wearing No. 47, who is listed on the Trinity roster as senior linebacker Elikena Fieilo.
Fieilo, a second-team all-state linebacker, was the defensive MVP in Trinity’s 2007 Class 5A Division I title game win over Converse Judson.
You can expect updates when more information becomes available. In the meantime, let’s play a little Referee Abuse Theater!
Of course, we all remember this horrific punch that sent shock waves through the referee community:
And here’s a boxer who chooses to voice his strong disagreement with a ref’s call the only way he knows how, with his fists:
But it’s not always about malice. Sometimes, a ref is just in the wrong place at the wrong time, as evidenced by this amazing video of two(!) refs receiving accidental TKOs:
With all of this abuse happening, you just knew that eventually one of the zebras wasn’t going to take it anymore:
So if you’re one of the unlucky ones donning the stripes these days, be careful. This ref abuse is an epidemic that’s spreading across the nation faster than you can scream “You suck!”