Yikes: Fan dressed as referee sparks massive football brawl

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:57 EDT
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UCLA, Arizona footballers brawl on Oct. 20, 2011.
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During the UCLA Bruins vs. Arizona Wildcats game last night, a fan dressed as a referee came running onto the field and stopped the game at a crucial moment right before half time, then ran away.

It was apparently enough provocation to spark a fight between Bruins receiver Taylor Embree and Wildcat Shaquille Richardson, and once they started swinging, both teams cleared the benches.

Embree and Richardson were quickly ejected from the game, and Arizona went on to win by a score of 48-12. It’s not clear what became of the fake referee.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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