The Horizon Tournament game between Green Bay and Valparaiso got a little weird on Monday when a referee ejected the Green Bay announcer. Yes, that's right, the announcer got ejected.
Looks like the official is trying to get the Green Bay announcer thrown out here in the Horizon League semifinal. Isn't moving yet.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 8, 2016
An announcer from one of the other teams in the tournament had to take over the duties with Matt Menzel out. But, that didn't last long because some four minutes later, Menzel was back!
The Green Bay announcer has been reinstated and is back on the air. (After being sent to his room for a few minutes. Or something like that)— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 8, 2016
So, what exactly was the "misunderstanding" that caused the situation? It apparently involved some gestures.
For those curious, the officials were displeased with the gestures of our radio talent. Asked him to leave, he has since returned.— Green Bay MBB (@gbphoenixmbb) March 8, 2016
You know March Madness has arrived when announcers are getting ejected by referees. We can't wait to see what the rest of college basketball season has in store.
UPDATE: We have video of the incident in question ... sort of.
UPDATE 2: We now have audio of Menzel's play-by-play as the situation plays out. It's as good as you could hope for.