Bethlehem Mayor Ejected from Wrestling Tournament
Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan was ejected from the District 11 wrestling tournament Saturday, according to a report on lehighvalleylive.com.
Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan was ejected from the District 11 Class AAA wrestling tournament Saturday after a disputed call against a Freedom High School wrestler, according to a report on lehighvalleylive.com.
He was asked to leave by a referee, the report said. “I voiced my displeasure I think in a very respectful way,” he is quoted as saying. “I think the referee was a little oversensitive."
Callahan is a candidate for Northampton County executive. His son is a Freedom High School wrestler, the report said.
It wouldn't be the first time a fan -- or an elected official -- got ejected from a sporting event.
* Former Portland, Ore., mayoral candidate and state representative Jefferson Smith was ejected from a basketball game and soccer match in 2011 after altercations with opponents, according to a report in the Williamette Weekly.
* A Modesto, Calif., city councilwoman was ejected from her daughter's soccer game in 2004 for allegedly using foul language while questioning a referee's decisions, according to a report in SoccerAmericaDaily.