AAU Fisticuffs: Ref Throws Haymaker At Parent & It’s On!

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When was the last time you saw a ref swing on a parent at an AAU tournament? Social media experts say it happened over the weekend during a tournament at what appears to be the Indiana Pacers Grand Park basketball facility.

It was your run-of-the-mill this game is over situation where the team getting blown out decides they’ve had enough and they’re leaving. Things seem to be heated but fine, until a man walks across the Pacers court with his phone presumably recording the ref when chaos erupts.

Ref goes to slap the phone out of yellow shirt guy’s hands, fists fly, one of the AAU girls runs in to throw a right, and then it’s a full-fledged WWE event.

They out here wild’ at these AAU games

Posted by Roland Bishop on Monday, April 12, 2021

And there you have it, the latest from the trashy world of AAU basketball. God bless those of you spending your weekends listening to trash individuals treating refs like trash, treating coaches like trash, trashing players, trashing fellow fans.

Remember, it was just 15 days ago when Ohio State football coach Ryan Day’s son had his nose lit up by an AAU kid which then led to AAU kid’s mom lighting up Day on Twitter.

It seems so pleasant out there. It really makes me want to spend thousands of dollars on sports for my kids so they experience this chaos.


Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. You can’t be a white ref in AAU right now, in 3rd grade this year saw a lady slap a white ref and call him racist just cause her team lost, this happened right in front of our bench. Really hard to explain it to 3rd grade girls, I don’t think the actions above are all that uncommon.

  2. Poor upbringing by hateful parents, genetics, old thug from the ghetto? It never ends. The melanin seems to be at high levels. The Communist Democrats and their thuggish stooges are ruining every aspect of American life. Vicious and ignorant brutes wherever you look. America is irreparably damaged.

    • It doesn’t have anything to do with melanin. I coached my son on an 80% white team. One of our white dad’s came off the bleachers and assaulted one of our white 5th grade players by picking him up by the neck and throwing him off the court during a practice scrimmage because he thought the kid wasn’t treating his son right on the court. My son lost interest in playing pretty much after that event even though he wasn’t directly involved but witnessed it. Melee and police at a practice scares the crap out of kids. I lost interest in coaching because society as a whole has lost it’s manners/ethics/values/empathy and it shows up most in sports. We played one more year but the last game there was a huge parent literal fight on the court next to us between about a dozen parents of all races. We called it quits.

      • I agree every race has these episodes and many sports parents of all races take this shit too seriously. Just sit back and enjoy Johnny or Janie’s sports years, chances are they won’t make it past high school ball.

  3. We don’t know what was said by the black dude in the yellow shirt, but you can see he was talking shit, saying something racist towards the ref…this was obvious….and of course, the ‘hood mentality kicks in and the ref gets jumped. This was the scene throughout the Summer and going on now in Brooklyn, Minnesota.

  4. No one is focusing on the losers who quit the game because they were getting blown out. What lesson does that teach the kids on the team? Oh well if life kicks your ass just quit that will get you ahead. I am not even sure why the ref was the focus of the ire of the fans. The score was 34-12 so even if he made some bad calls was he the reason your team was getting its ass kicked? Parents of youth sports participants are the worst and need to get a grip. Chances are your little all star won’t amount to shit in sports so just enjoy watching and quit taking it so seriously.

  5. When my son was younger and played AAU, I dreaded going to the games because I hated being around all of those loud-mouth single “mommas” and daddies screaming and yelling at the refs and coaches and talking about other players, and trying to coach their son from the bleachers.

    Then you had the dads wreaking of alcohol and marijuana.

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