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High school wrestling referee grabs kid by the throat (with video)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    Supposedly, the kid went after his opponent after the whitsle or something like that. The ref seemed a little out of control, however.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Hey, it's his mat.
  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think he made that pretty clear.
  4. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    Good grief.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Dangerous Danny Davis wonders what the fuss is all about.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I would love to see the 10 seconds added to the beginning of this, but putting your hands on a kid is never a good idea.
  7. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Regardless of what happened beforehand, I'm impressed with the way the kid handled it just taking the ref's hand off his throat.

    I don't think I would've reacted that coolly if a ref had ever done that to me on the mat.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    What would Louden Swain have done?
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Not defending the ref, but I don't think that kid is a perfect angel in all of this.
  10. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member

    Certainly the referee should have kept his cool but again not seeing what the kid did to elicit such a response I wouldn't be quick to condemn him.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I would. Doesn't matter what the kid did, you don't get to grab his throat. That guy should be done reffing, permanently.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It looked like he was putting pressure on the left side of the throat more than choking him or anything, though.

    More like a pressure point move to get the kid's attention and move him back.

    If it was my kid, I would not be bent out of shape about it. It's important in wrestling that kids follow the orders of the officials.
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