Refs shortage

If the referee did lay hands on a minor and it wasn't self-defense, it's possible that the attack on the referee isn't the only charge/discipline that is taken then.

I've seen 4 other incidents like this here locally since COVID. All of them involved bad conduct of one form or another by both the parents and referees and all of them involved the (alleged) safety of the players. People have literally lost their minds.

Interesting too the soccer leagues are holding the coaches now to account for the behavior of the parents.
You have to wonder if the Dad is willing to jump out on the field like that, perhaps his son has been taught similar behavior. But yeah, would be nice if the camera caught it all.