A group of players attacked a referee after a youth basketball game on Sunday afternoon and the whole scene was caught on video.
This all happened at the Stronghold Christian Church in Lithonia, Georgia, according to a report by WSBTV.
As you see in the video above, the crowd of players approached the ref a little after the last buzzer. The ref had no choice but to defend himself as more started to join the players in fighting him. This outbreak caused the referee to suffer serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital.
The church’s pastor has since released a statement, saying, in part:
“It is truly unfortunate about the turn of events that took place during the basketball game held at our facility this weekend. While we cannot control people, it is our hope and prayer that those who enter our facility will conduct themselves in the best manner.”
The incident is under investigation, police said. It is not clear who was playing and it does not appear the teams were affiliated with any school or registered league.