New law meant to protect Texas school referees and umpires from out of control parents

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A new law that kicked in on September 1t is meant to protect Texas high school referees and umpires, mostly from out of control parents.

Mike Fitch, executive director of the Texas Association of Sports Officials says parents sometimes follow officials to parking lots and verbally and sometimes physically assault them. He says for every ten new members they get this year, they'll lose five by next year and another two or three by the third year.

The new law means anyone who behaves this way won't be allowed to attend games for at least a year, and possibly up to five years.

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