(Tuition at the home school, Harvard-Westlake, is $42k+. Their star player has 38 goals in 13 games this season.)
In the middle of the second half, [the] center referee...stopped play and ordered the Santiago fans to clear the stands. He told [the] Santiago coach ... he heard obscenities from the visiting fans.
[The referee] threatened to end the game – which was sitting at 3-1 – if the fans weren’t cleared in a three-minute window.
Daily News photographer Michael Baker captures the scene at today’s match between Harvard-Westlake & Corona Santiago.— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) May 23, 2021
Referee Brandon Will ejected Santiago fans from their bleachers.
Santiago coach Mike Fleming said he’s never seen anything like it in 22 years of coaching. pic.twitter.com/0sWMhZbBcI
MORE: The Santiago parents were livid, obviously, but agreed to move so the team could finish the match. The Harvard-Westlake admin simply moved Santiago fans to the other side of the field. pic.twitter.com/qEuU1jYDv0— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) May 23, 2021