Complaint: Former Packers coach confronts prep referees

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Former Green Bays Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is part of the focus in a formal complaint filed to the WIAA regarding an incident of referee abuse at a high school boys basketball playoff game Tuesday.

The Pulaski School District confirmed that McCarthy is the person seen in a video following the officials as they were escorted from the floor, and school athletic director Janel Batten told Fox 11 that McCarthy's language against the refs was "clearly unacceptable".

The Pulaski Community School District released a statement to Action 2 News that says a "parent of the visiting team overreacted in an inappropriate way by following officials and using language that is not in alignment with the WIAA or local sportsmanship expectations".

Security footage obtained by Milwaukee's Fox affiliate shows a man pursuing three officials as they walked off the court.

The incident occurred after Pulaski High School scored a one-point victory over Notre Dame Academy, for which McCarthy's stepson plays.

The 55-year-old McCarthy spent 12 seasons as Green Bay's coach before he was sacked in December.

While most people would be relaxing on vacation, it appears as though McCarthy can now be found yelling at the referees during his kid's basketball games. "Some things were said, some language was used that we don't want in our gym, unsportsmanlike language".

"We have been contacted by the WIAA regarding last night's basketball game, and we are now looking further into this situation", Mathu said.

McCarthy, 55, has said he plans to coach again in the National Football League but will sit out the 2019 National Football League season.

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