Posted on April 7, 2022

Video Shows Parents, Kids Attacking Referee During Weekend Basketball Game at Church Facility

Audrey Washington, WSBTV, April 4, 2022

Police are investigating after a basketball referee was attacked by a group of young basketball players over the weekend inside a church athletic facility.

Video of the incident that has since gone viral shows children and adults punching and kicking the ref.

Channel 2’s Audrey Washington went to the Stronghold Christian Church in Lithonia on Monday {snip}

{snip} Washington learned the referee suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital.


Parris Cherry, a former professional basketball player who is now the youth basketball development coach, said he was horrified by what he saw.

{snip} “{snip} It was a very scary video. To see the adults instigate and then the kids follow up to the point where it was the kids who chased down the referee at the end of the video, it’s just disgusting. And it seems like there wasn’t any adult trying to break it up.”