An irate Grove City High School coach or fan decided to barricade the referees inside their locker room after the game, because people in Ohio are entirely too enthusiastic about football.
Keith Dalton and his crew of high school football referees, say they were officiating a game between Grove City High School and Central Crossing High School last Friday, when after the game they suddenly got locked inside the Grove City locker room.
“We as a group have now filed charges, against Grove City,” said Dalton, a high school referee, with the Central Ohio Football Association.
I’m not a fan of our litigious society, but I absolutely believe the referees should sue Grove City High School into bankruptcy.
Dalton believes this action was taken against him and his crew for a controversial call made during the game, after which he says an assistant coach for Grove City came onto the field and was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Once the game ended, Dalton says he and his crew were inside the locker room being evaluated on their performance, when the door was barricaded from the outside with a vending machine.
Just to be Devil’s Advocate, what would have happened if no one noticed the vending machine, and everyone went home for the day? Or what if the referees couldn’t get out of the locker room? Most high school games are played on Friday, so the referees could have been locked in that room for three days.
Sue the school district, sue the school, and sue the person who locked them in there.