Referee sprayed by parent with Lysol at Colorado hockey tournament

In one of the latest incidents of stupidity among parents and fans towards officials, a report from Colorado uncovers stupidity, rudeness and disgusting actions has no limits.

Ice hockey official Ron Groothedde is an ice hockey official in Colorado and has officiated for close to 25 years, covering over 6,000 contests.

Groothedde was sprayed in the face with a can of Lysol by a parent following a game.

“He grabs a big can, an industrial size can of Lysol, which they use to clean all the clocks and scoring equipment for different crews, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, he’s going to throw it at me. And I went to put my hands up but instead of throwing it at me he fogged me right in the face,” Groothedde said.

The police got involved and a report was filed. Police said 43-year-old Aliaksei Khatsianevich was arrested for harassment. He was given a summons and released at the scene.

Read about the entire incident HERE

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]