GT Fan Hits Ref with Bottle

It always nice to have these type of links so that you can see the behavior of other fans whenever our fans get criticized.

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16 Responses to GT Fan Hits Ref with Bottle

  1. redfred2 10/20/2006 at 9:42 AM #

    I do not understand?

    Referee standing at center field, bottle thrown from the stands with enough weight to carry it ??? yards , hits him in the back, and he doesn’t even flinch??? Tough guy.

  2. ncwolfie2000 10/20/2006 at 10:22 AM #

    That and the bottle hits the ground with no bounce. Something is not right. Gotta be a fake.

  3. BoKnowsNCS71 10/20/2006 at 10:46 AM #

    I would think they have strict security like we do — no glass — plastic bottles only.

    And for a while the venders would not even let you have the botle cap out of fear that fans might throw the capped filled plastic bottles. That has changed of late. Maybe Homeland Security eased up a bit.

    The only thing that needs to be thrown at the ref’s at CF are eye glasses and rule books.

  4. wirogers 10/20/2006 at 10:50 AM #

    You guys missed it, he did flinch, saw it coming and moved a little. I missed that during the game.

  5. redfred2 10/20/2006 at 11:23 AM #


    Maybe he did?

    If something traveled about 40 yards??? in air, hit me in the back, I know I’d be down on all fours, sucking for air, for at least ten minutes anyway.

  6. Delete-Me 10/20/2006 at 11:24 AM #

    Not a fake, the PA announcer even asks “Please do not throw objects on the field, you will be ejected.” at about the 1:05 mark.

  7. wolfonthehill 10/20/2006 at 11:31 AM #

    I just love the comment on YouTube about how the fan who threw it had “sick aim”. I’ve often wondered how close I could come to hitting a ref (or opposing player) from my seat halfway up the lower deck. But of course, I’d never try………

  8. redfred2 10/20/2006 at 11:31 AM #

    Sorry guys, I saw it wrong the first time, I thought it bounced off of his back.

    Never mind.

  9. joelion 10/20/2006 at 11:49 AM #

    yeah, this is pretty straight forward. It was obviously a plastic Disani water bottle. It bounced on the ground, he flinched when he saw it coming and it hit him on the leg/hand and fell 2 feet. No need for a bounce after that.

    It also looks like the 2nd ref was going over to pick it up right before the cut-away.

  10. RAWFS 10/20/2006 at 11:54 AM #

    Bottles bring to mind Maryland players throwing bottles into section 1 and 2 and CFS three years ago and how they got a free pass from the media on that.

    SFN: Was that the same game that the Maryland players picked a fight with our marching band? Thank God it wasn’t Miami players.

  11. redfred2 10/20/2006 at 12:08 PM #

    ^Just to add to add to my earlier retraction, I’d still be down on all fours whining about it for at least five minutes.

  12. tcthdi-tgsf-twhwtnc 10/20/2006 at 12:14 PM #

    It would be nice if State fans had a need to be throwing oranges!

  13. MadWolf92 10/20/2006 at 12:14 PM #

    Fred, you have a long career ahead of you in South American soccer.

  14. Cardiff Giant 10/20/2006 at 2:36 PM #

    Stinking Georgia Tech thugs. At least they aren’t Maryland fans, though.

  15. ChuckAllYall 10/20/2006 at 3:07 PM #

    He probably shouldn’t have been standing there.

  16. redfred2 10/25/2006 at 10:40 AM #

    I see new federally mandated warning labels for drinking water coming out shortly.

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