High school team 'removed' from playoffs after player attacks referee during game
A Texas high school football team has been removed from the postseason following an incident on Thursday night where a player attacked a referee on the field.
Edinburg High School won the game Thursday night and would have advanced, but senior defensive lineman Emmanuel Duron marred the victory when he tackled the referee who, moments earlier, had ejected him from the game.
Instead, the Bobcats’ season is over.
Here’s the statement from Edinburg CISD:
“The district has decided to remove the Edinburg High School football team from the playoffs after an unexpected incident involving a student that occurred during a football game on December 3, 2020. We extend a sincere apology to the referee and his family. On behalf of the Edinburg CISD Board of Trustees and administration, we apologize to the athletes, staff, and our school community.”
“We will take the appropriate disciplinary action once we understand the facts and circumstances underlining the incident. The district takes these matters very seriously; however, we cannot comment further on a pending investigation.”
BREAKING: Edinburg CISD has made the decision to remove the Bobcats from the playoffs following the incident last night. Disciplinary actions will be made following further investigation of the incident. Full statement ⬇️ @cbs4rgv @kveotv23 #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/BSJsvayplU
— Amanda Atwell (@AmandaMAtwell) December 4, 2020
Here’s video of the incident:
Video below, no anger issues to see here of course… pic.twitter.com/Rh8PbSLZyS
— Ham 🏹 (@GoinHAM9HD) December 4, 2020