Youth basketball is seemingly becoming one of the most lawless activities in the nation. Referees getting beaten up on camera during games at various campuses and churches have become far too familiar. These on-camera melees typically end with a referee being pummeled by teenagers, coaches, angry Dads, or random spectators who run out onto the basketball court. Apparently, there's an AAU referee in Oklahoma County who didn't get the memo because when a fan ran out onto the basketball court during a game in the city of Edmond, the official cold-cocked him right in the face and laid him flat on his stomach.
According to reports, the chaotic fiasco began when one of the team's coaches stepped out to confront a referee in a fiery display that required multiple people to hold him back. This prompted a random fan to charge the court, which resulted in a second referee emerging from the melee, charging at the man full-speed and decking him right in the face with a vicious roundhouse punch. It is being reported that the infamous knockout punch was prompted by two separate physical attacks on referees during the aforementioned youth basketball game.
The incident took place on Saturday at the OKC Center. A live video clip of the violent blindsided strike has already generated well over 4 million views online. Scroll up to take a look!