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Parent tackles referee at Roseville youth football game, video shows

A video showing a youth sports referee being attacked by an adult at a recent youth football game has been forwarded to the Placer County District Attorney to determine if criminal charges will be brought, according to the Roseville Police Department. The incident happened during a game between two of the 15-year-old boys’ teams at Festersen Park in Roseville on October 30, according to multiple sources. NorCal Premier is the sanctioning organization that oversees competitive youth soccer games in Northern California. According to an online report on its website, NorCal Premier said: “An altercation between a player and an (assistant referee) occurred. The player’s father ran across the pitch and physically assaulted AR1.” The Roseville Police Department confirmed that officers responded shortly. after the incident, but that there are conflicting versions of what led up to the incident captured on camera. Either way, a police spokesperson pointed out that when parental behavior crosses the line at youth sporting events, it can lead to criminal charges. video, obviously, is heartbreaking. You never want to see a parent intervene in a situation where the example set on the ground is to act violently to solve a problem,” said Rob Baquera, spokesman for the Roseville police. on criminal charges is pending, NorCal Premier has already suspended the team coach for “failing to control his team’s spectators”. It also recommends that the team be suspended from future games until June 30, 2022. by parents on the sidelines, participating appropriately, using encouraging words, but participating in a respectful manner for everyone involved.” , Baquera said.The 31-year-old referee involved in the incident is doing well, according to his father.

According to the Roseville Police Department, a video showing a youth sports referee being attacked by an adult during a recent youth football game has been forwarded to the Placer County District Attorney to determine whether criminal charges will be filed.

The incident happened during a game between two teams of 15-year-old boys at Festersen Park in Roseville on October 30, according to multiple sources.

NorCal Premier is the sanctioning body that oversees competitive youth soccer games throughout Northern California.

According to an online report on its website, NorCal Premier said: “An altercation between a player and an (assistant referee) occurred. The player’s father ran across the pitch and physically assaulted AR1.”

The Roseville Police Department confirmed that officers responded shortly after the incident, but there are conflicting versions of what led to the incident captured on camera.

Either way, a police spokesperson pointed out that when parental behavior crosses the line at youth sporting events, it can lead to criminal charges.

“Watching the video, obviously, is heartbreaking. You never want to see a parent intervene in a situation where the example set on the court is to act violently to solve a problem,” said Rob Baquera, spokesperson for Roseville Police.

While a decision on the criminal charges is pending, NorCal Premier has already suspended the team coach for “failing to control his team’s spectators”. He also recommends that the team be suspended from future matches until June 30, 2022.

“It’s really important for parents to recognize that the sporting authority on the pitch can be a teenager working perhaps for their first job and that the tone and tenor is set by parents on the sidelines, participating from appropriately, using encouraging words, but participating in a manner that is respectful to everyone involved,” Baquera said.

The 31-year-old referee involved in the incident is doing well, according to his father.