It seems that former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has not received the memo.
Tuesday night, a security camera at Pulaski High School captured images of McCarthy following referees out of the gym following a basketball game at Pulaski High School, according to media reports.
Although the band has no sound, Pulaski's sports director confirmed that the man in the video was McCarthy and would verbally reprimand officials, according to a report by WLUK-TV in Green Bay.
McCarthy is the father-in-law of George Kress, a sophomore from Green Bay's Notre Dame basketball team, who lost to Pulaski 67-66 in a WIAA regional game Tuesday.
The loss ended the Tritons season with a 3-20 record. Kress led the team in scoring for the season, averaging 13 points per game.
According to the report by WLUK-TV, Pulaski's director of sports, Janel Batten, filed an official complaint with WIAA for McCarthy's behavior.
"This parent has chosen to follow the officials and criticize them, which is clearly unacceptable," Batten told WLUK-TV. She added that she had never seen such behavior on the part of a parent, "not here and not in my day as a sports director."
"Some things have been said, some languages have been used that we do not want in our gym. Unsportsmanlike language, "Batten told WLUK-TV.
In a case of delightful irony – or at least grim coincidence – WIAA launched a campaign last month to persuade parents to stop behaving like children when they attend sports events at home. high school.
Anderson and Karissa Niehoff wrote: "Shouting, screaming and reprimanding officials are humiliating your child, annoying those around you, embarrassing your child's school and is the main reason Wisconsin is experiencing an alarming shortage of officials secondary school.
Apparently, none of this sound advice prevented McCarthy from lighting his fuse Tuesday night.
WLUK-TV said it contacted one of the referees who was working on the game. Although he did not want to be interviewed in front of a camera, he confirmed that a "regrettable situation" and a "verbal tirade" had taken place.
The Packers announced McCarthy's dismissal on Dec. 2, after 13 seasons. McCarthy has attended many Notre Dame games in Green Bay, his grandson this season.