Well, we all know that communication is not one of Mike McCarthy’s strong points. In the latest of a string of strange post-season NFL news, Mike McCarthy was reportedly involved in a yelling altercation with referees at his stepson’s high school basketball game.
“Some things were said, some language was used that we don’t want in our gym, unsportsmanlike language,” said Batten.
FOX 11 talked with one of the referees who did not want to talk on camera for this story, but confirmed an “unfortunate situation” happened with McCarthy that the official described as a “verbal tirade.”
“Have you ever seen a parent walk after an official like that?” FOX 11 asked Batten.
“Not here and not in my time as an athletic director,” said Batten, who has been the district’s athletic director for five years.
The WIAA confirms to FOX 11 the officials who worked the game have filed a formal complaint about the incident. The WIAA says those complaints are confidential.
You can see part of the incident in the video below from Fox 11 here: https://fox11online.com/news/local/green-bay/wiaa-complaint-filed-after-high-school-basketball-incident-involving-mike-mccarthy
Not the example one should want to set as a reputable coach in a league like the NFL. McCarthy had the opportunity to coach the greatest football team there is and now he is resorting to harassing high school refs. I can certainly understand his frustration, but the guy is held to a much higher standard than most and should know better.