Monday 19 March 2018

Video: Basketball coach appears to head-butt referee during game

Pennsylvania high school basketball coach put on administrative leave after appearing to head-butt a referee during a game

Charlotte Krol, video source WBCB 1490 /

A Pennsylvania high school basketball coach who apparently head-butted a referee during a game has been put on leave.

Videos posted online show Neshaminy High School boys basketball coach Jerry Devine confronting a referee on Tuesday after he disagreed with a foul call.

The team was trailing Pennsbury High School 46-42 with less than 40 seconds left in the game.

As Mr Devine charges onto the court, another referee approaches him and the coach appears to head-butt the referee, knocking him to the floor.

Mr Devine was ejected from the game.

The school district says in a statement on Wednesday that the coach, who also teaches algebra and history, has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of the incident.

Pennsbury won the game 49-42.

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