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High School Basketball Coach Chest Bumps Ref To The Ground (UPDATE)

Pennsbury High School (Penn.) took on Neshaminy High School (Penn.) in basketball tonight, and at the end of the game shit got out of control. The City of Basketball Love obtained a six-second cell phone video of recorded game footage, which shows Neshaminy head coach Jerry Devine chest bumping a referee. CoBL reports that the incident occurred with less than 30 seconds left, after a Neshaminy player was called for a charge.

Twitter immediately lit up with people at the game reacting to the incident:


Update (11:48 p.m.): Thanks to a tipster we have tracked down better footage of the incident, which comes from WBCB 1490. You can see the drive from Neshaminy’s Chris Arcidiacono (brother of Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono) that was called a charge, and then Devine’s confrontation with the referee.

From this angle—as well as play-by-play man Vince Reed’s nonchalance—it seems more likely that Devine chest bumped the referee and threw his head forward, rather than headbutted the referee. We have updated our headline and copy to reflect this.



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