Lawmaker apologizes after ejection at HS basketball game

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Martedì, rappresentante. Jeremy Faison, 45, postato su Twitter that heacted the fool tonight and lost my temper on a ref.

I was wanting him to fight me. Totally lost my junk and got booted from the gym,” Faison wrote. “I’ve never really lost my temper but I did tonight and it was completely stupid of me.

Emotions getting in the way of rational thoughts are never good. I hope to be able to find the ref and ask for his forgiveness. I was bad wrong.

FILE - Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, centro, talks with Rep. Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, sinistra, during a meeting, Ago. 11, 2020, a Nashville, Tenn. A top Tennessee House Republican lawmaker has apologized for losing his temper and being ejected from watching a high school basketball game after getting into a confrontation with a referee, including a brief gesture at pulling down the official's pants that is visible in video footage of the game. Martedì, Jan. 4, 2022rappresentantep. Jeremy Faison, 45, posted on Twitter that he "acted the fool tonight and lost my temper on a ref."

FILE – rappresentante. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, centro, talks with Rep. Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, sinistra, during a meeting, Ago. 11, 2020, a Nashville, Tenn. A top Tennessee House Republican lawmaker has apologized for losing his temper and being ejected from watching a high school basketball game after getting into a confrontation with a referee, including a brief gesture at pulling down the official’s pants that is visible in video footage of the game. Martedì, Jan. 4, 2022 rappresentante. Jeremy Faison, 45, posted on Twitter that heacted the fool tonight and lost my temper on a ref.(AP Photo / Mark Humphrey, file)

Providence Academy, a private religious school in Johnson City, livestreamed the boys game Tuesday against Lakewood Christian Academy, a private religious school in White Pine. The video feed shows Faison sitting in the stands before players hit the ground on a loose ball in the third quarter, spurring the referee’s whistle and a brief scuffle between the two teams.

According to the video, Faison shows up on the court talking to a referee, who appears to call a technical foul. Faison is shown pointing a finger at the referee’s face and then gestures as if he were trying to pull down the referee’s pants.

The referee’s pants stayed up and Faison subsequently walked away.

Faison, a Cosby lawmaker, has been the House Republican caucus chairman since 2019.

Nelle sue scuse, Faison wrote that “per anni” he has thought it is wrong for parents to lose their temper at sporting events, dicendo che lo è “not Christian and it’s not mature and it’s embarrassing to the child.Faison did not specifically mention the pants-pulling-down gesture in his post.

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