ESPN.com via John Jay school officials is reporting that the referee in question is seriously considering pressing charges against the two players who viciously targeted him because of a bad call.

The referee was “very upset” and “wanting to press charges,” Austin Football Officials Association secretary Wayne Elliott said.

“The first thing we want is that those two kids never play football again,” said Elliott, who declined to release the referee’s name and added he was seeking guidance from the state officials association.

Northside Independent School District athletic director Stan Laing told KENS5-TV that the incident Friday was “disturbing” and “inexcusable.”

The two players on the John Jay High School football team came under scrutiny after targeting the referee during a game last weekend.

The players were ejected from the game and later suspended from the team indefinitely as officials investigate the matter.

By Glenn Erby

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