As strange as this story is, this isn’t the first time we’ve reported on a coach caught mooning. Back then, a soccer coach was in trouble for showing off his backside to opposing players after a disputed call. This time, however, the cheekiness happened in New York City (and took four writers from the NY Daily news to put it together) so you know this incident is going to get a lot more press.
Here are the basic details: Boys and Girls High School is playing at Campus Magnet on Saturday. Late in the game, Campus Magnet scores a touchdown to take a 14-6 lead. They go for two, but the runner appears to fumble at the goal line. The refs get together and decide the conversion was good because the ball had broken the plane of the goal line before the fumble. Unfortunately, the coaches at BGHS disagreed and started yelling at the refs. Things got heated and the Campus Magnet school security got involved and things REALLY got heated. Eventually the refs had to eject the BGHS head coach and some assistants, but not before the home fans started heckling them. At that point, the shorts came down and the game was called on account of mooning. And we’re pretty sure that’s the first time we’ve reported on that.
Our favorite quote from the story? “His fellow coaches were holding him back and he turned around and pulled down his shorts,” said David Sumter, 40, a Campus Magnet parent. “All I saw was his big \[rear end\].” Classy!
Here’s more from the NY Daily News:
Campus Magnet had just scored a touchdown, extending its lead to 14-6. On the 2-point conversion try, running back Raeshawn Lewis was apparently stripped of the ball as he crossed the goal line.
There was confusion over whether Lewis fumbled. After the refs convened, they ruled that Lewis had broken the plane of the goal line with the ball firmly in his hands.
The Boys and Girls coaches went ballistic, charging onto the field to argue the call. The coaches, clad in red T-shirts and shorts, hurled obscenities at the refs, witnesses said. After a few minutes, five school safety officers rushed the field and pulled out their handcuffs, further stoking the Boys and Girls coaches’ rage.
“It didn’t look like much at first, but then they just kept on going,” said a 16-year-old student. “They were cursing and yelling.” The refs ejected Boys and Girls head coach Barry O’Connor and his assistant, Clive Harding, and called the game with 3:49 left in the fourth quarter to give Campus Magnet a 16-6 victory.
Fans from Campus Magnet kept heckling the Boys and Girls coaches, witnesses said. That’s when the burly assistant lost his cool – and then his shorts. He walked toward the fence surrounding the field, started screaming at some fans and then revealed his caboose.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/high_school/2010/09/25/2010-09-25_psal_football_game_ends_in_controversy_near_brawl_as_campus_magnet_beats_boys__g.html#ixzz10j0GtHIA