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High School football team removed from playoffs after player tackles referee

Posted at 3:28 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 16:58:54-05

The Edinburg High School football team has been removed from the playoffs after a player tackled a referee, according to The Monitor.

"The district has decided to remove the Edinburg High School football team from the playoffs after an unexpected incident involving a student that occurred during a football game on December 3, 2020," the district said. "We extend a sincere apology to the referee and his family. On behalf of the Edinburg CISD Board of Trustees and administration, we apologize to the athletes, staff, and our school community. We will take the appropriate disciplinary action once we understand the facts and circumstances underlining this incident. The district takes these matters very seriously; however, we cannot comment further on a pending investigation."

A video, shared on social media, shows the referee ejecting a player, only to be rushed and tackled by Emmanuel Duron.

The 18-year-old defensive end was charged with class A assault in the Edinburg Municipal Court Friday morning, according to The Monitor.

His bond has been set at $10,000.