Referee Suspended for Throwing Ball at Fan

Referee Joe DeRosa was suspended without pay for hurling a chunk in a fan during half time of the NBA playoff match in Orlando.

DeRosa will skip out the next game he’d have been advised to perform.

In halftime of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals between Orlando and Boston, DeRosa was walking into the scorer’s desk to find the warmup coats because of his team.

A buff supporting the dining table approached DeRosa, gesturing with his arms appearing to be yelling at the veteran officer. DeRosa flipped the match ball into the fan, that pitched it right back again.

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