The father of a high school football player in Chicago stood on the sidelines in a referee uniform this month, and is accused of affecting how the actual refs called it. The weird part is, he IS a referee, but he wasn't working that night. Now there's a lawsuit, and the other team thinks the win should be vacated. A reporter caught up with the dad. His name is Richard Mercado.
On Facebook, the father responded to criticism of him being involved in the game by saying, "I did what was needed to make sure Naz won," according to screenshots included in the lawsuit.
In another comment, the father tells someone, "I didn't make one bad call. I made sure the best team won."