An AAU basketball game quickly devolved into a fight between unlikely parties. On one side were the players from one team. On the other were the refs.
That’s right. During an AAU game, that Yahoo Sports noted was in Atlanta, players and referees engaged in a lengthy fight.
— Doug Jones (@djones8301) July 8, 2018
Further footage of the brawl can be seen here (note: this clip contains strong language).
A coach of the team tweeted his account of the altercation.
It’s hard to confirm or deny his take based on the video. But one thing we can say for absolute certain is that the refs weren’t innocent in all of this. Even if they were attacked, defending themselves is one thing. But there were multiple occasions when the fight seemed over that the refs were all to willing to re-engage.
Quite simply, everyone involved takes a big loss on this one.
We can only guess (and certainly hope) that serious discipline is handed out for this one.