Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas — the high school football players facing assault charges for blind siding a referee during a game — appeared on “Good Morning America” Friday to apologize for the incident.

According to Moreno, assistant coach Mack Breed told him and another player, “You need to hit the ref. He needs to pay the price.” (RELATED: High School Football Players Face Charges For Brutally Assaulting Referee [VIDEO])

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