A shocking scene in a Texas high school football game has a school and community reeling after an ejected defensive tackle ran back onto the field to tackle a referee.
The video from the Edinburg CISD broadcast of the hit by Emmanuel Duran on an official in the Bobcat's game against PSJA ⬇️ Duran was later escorted off the field by police. We are waiting on responses from the school district & Edinburg PD.— Amanda Atwell (@AmandaMAtwell) December 4, 2020
FULL STORY -> https://t.co/DmnuHwA5cp pic.twitter.com/wsx77g9Fhe
Edinburg High School defensive end Emmanuel Duran was flagged for roughing the passer, and took issue with the call. After reportedly yelling at officials he was ejected from the game, which is when all hell broke loose. In the video you can see the referee calling the ejection, before Duran returns to the field at almost a full sprint, leveling the referee before team officials and players walked him away.
Police later arrived to escort Duran from the stadium, but have not informed the media whether Duran will be changed with any crimes. As for the referee, thankfully he was okay and able to walk away under his own power to applause from fans in the stands.
A lot of people have seen the shocking video of the Edinburg star defender tackling a referee at tonight's game...— Daniel Esteve (@DanielJEsteve) December 4, 2020
BUT for those wondering, the referee was able to walk off on his own power to the tune of a round of applause from the stands. #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/HFfQUr63V9
The school district has not made a comment on how it will discipline Duran for tackling the official. This story is still developing, and we will have more updates as they become available.