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Former NFL coach Mike McCarthy launched a "tirade" against the referee at his high school son's basketball game, officials said



Former Super Bowl head coach Mike McCarthy may need to develop new hobbies since being released by the Green Bay Packers in December.

McCarthy, who has led the pack for 13 seasons and compiled a winning percentage of .618, has launched into a "verbal tirade" against a high school basketball umpire this week after losing a point of his son-in-law, according to a report.

The incident occurred after a match between Pulaski High School and Notre Dame Academy, which plays McCarthy's son-in-law, reported FOX 11 Green Bay.

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A video obtained by the station shows McCarthy, 55, following referees in their locker room after Pulaski's victory. The Pulaski School District officials confirmed at FOX 11 Green Bay that McCarthy was in the video and was involved in a "verbal tirade" against a leader.

"This parent has chosen to follow the officials and reprimand them, which is clearly unacceptable," said Janel Batten, director of sports at Pulaski.

Director of Sports Notre Dame Academy, Steph Mathu, told the station that the school was investigating the incident.

"WIAA has contacted us about last night's basketball game, and we are looking at the situation more closely," said Mathu. "We will continue to emphasize the importance of sportsmanship and respect for our students, parents, fans and community members."

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A complaint was filed with the Wisconsin Inter-School Sports Association, according to the station.

McCarthy, who led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl XLV win over the Pittsburgh Steelers after the 2010 season, was fired this season after Green Bay went 4-7-1 after 12 games.


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