Emmanuel Doron, the Texas high school footballer who crushed a referee after being sent off from Thursday night’s game, has now knocked out his team – from the playoffs.
The Edinburgh high school soccer team was excluded from the qualifiers, the school district announced Friday morning, after Senior Doron took to the field and rammed an official, as was featured in a clip that has since spread on social media.
“The district has decided to remove the Edinburgh High School football team from the qualifiers after an unexpected accident of a student that occurred during a football match on December 3, 2020,” the Edinburgh City Center said in a statement. According to CBS 4 in Texas. We extend a sincere apology to the referee and his family. On behalf of the CISD Edinburgh Board of Trustees and the administration, we apologize to the athletes, staff, and our school community.
We will take appropriate disciplinary action once we understand the facts and circumstances behind this incident. The region takes these matters very seriously; However, we cannot comment further on a pending investigation. “
Edinburgh went on to win the match 35-21 at Var-San Juan-Alamo, but it proved to be the last time the team had played the field this season.
Meanwhile, Doron was escorted from the stadium by the police while he was being held at the county jail while facing an assault charge, McAllen Monitor reported.
The official was reportedly assessed for having a concussion, and the incident is still under investigation by the Texas Association of Sports Officials.
“On the evening of 3 December 2020, another fierce and deliberate attack took place on a TASO Football Association official by a player who had just been expelled from the competition,” the organization said in a statement. Unfortunately, this kind of blind assault on an official while working on the field is not new to Texas Football.
“Although this latest incident is only hours ago, TASO has initiated our investigation and has begun cooperating with UIL to settle the matter appropriately.”