Cannon injures referee at college football game in Maine

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to Deadspin, a referee was injured by a cannon during a college football game. Yes, you read that right.

The referee was shot in the head following a score at the Maine Maritime Academy homecoming game. An alumni of the school reportedly brought his own cannon to the game.

Cannon
Cannon (Photo by Pixabay)

Following the score, the individual did not shoot a cannonball with the cannon. However, he shot some object that hit the official in the head.

The Bangor Daily News is reporting the individual ‘loaded it with black powder and a substance that he made into a wad.’ Once the individual light the cannon that activated it to shoot the wad and powder out and hit the official in the head.

After the incident, the official was transported to a local medical facility. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

While the incident is under investigation, the school has banned cannons from football home games.

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