SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - It was supposed to be a friendly game among children but leaders of the Georgetown-Scott County Youth Soccer Association say a parent took things way too far.
They say that parent assaulted a 13-year-old referee during a soccer game.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office is now investigating the incident that took place Wednesday night at the Scott County Soccer Complex where a parent allegedly assaulted a teenage referee.
We’re told the parent's alleged bout of unsportsmanlike conduct happened right after a soccer game where their young child was playing in a non-competitive league.
“I’m very surprised that something went on and happened here with the Parks and Recreation soccer,” said Kandi Young, whose children also play soccer at the complex.
Parks and Recreation officials tell us at this time they're not sure what prompted the parent to assault the 13-year-old.
They say after the alleged assault, others intervened and helped pull the parent away.
Thankfully, we're told the teen wasn't seriously hurt but the news still came as a shock to other parents whose kids compete in the same complex.
“There haven't been any fights or issues that we have dealt with in the last several years since my son started playing soccer here. Other sports you run into problems and have to address it but this is the first time I’ve heard of something like this in this sport,” Young said.
Young told us that this isolated incident doesn't shape her opinion of the league but she also said it is unfortunate when a parent is the one being a bad sport during their child's game.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate this incident.
Officials say charges will be pressed against the parent.