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VOTE: Should parents be punished for harassing referees?

Posted at 5:30 AM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 05:55:16-04

The summer sports season for kids is fast approaching and right now, across Michigan, there's a problem. There aren't enough referees and umpires for the season.

VOTE: Should parents be punished for harassing referees?

A lot of the blame from referees we've talked to falls on parents. They say that parents are the ones scaring off young referees.

In one instance, a referee told us that five different parents had to be escorted out of a game with a police escort.

Then, there's the story of a Livonia man being sucker punched and eventually dying.