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SOUTH WILLAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 26: Danny Marzo #12 of the West team from Petaluma, California hits a double as catcher Juan Crisp #13 of team Panama and umpire Martin Weber look on during the fifth inning of their Little League World Series consolation game on August 26, 2012 in South Willamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

A 72-year-old umpire for a youth baseball league was violently attacked by a coach in Branchburg earlier this month, leaving him with a broken jaw that needed dental surgery to fix.

The attack took place during an Amateur Baseball League tournament game for kids 13 years of age and under.

During the game, the coach started yelling at the umpire over a call who was then ejected from the game. The coach, who was furious at this point, walked up to the umpire and punch him square in the face fracturing the man’s jaw in two places.

The coach proceeded to leave the scene according to the league.

While the man laid down in pain and got medical attention from EMTs, parents could be heard shouting, “He deserved it”, according to a post from the league on the USABL’s Facebook page which could be seen below.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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