On Saturday afternoon, the series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets turned ugly.
Early in the third quarter of Game 4, star forward Joel Embiid fouled Nets forward Jarrett Allen as he attempted a layup. After the foul, Nets forward Jared Dudley tried to stand up for the fallen Allen, but Jimmy Butler was standing in the way.
Both sides engaged in a scuffle, which led to the ejections of Butler and Dudley.
Video of the brawl quickly went viral on Twitter, but there was something lost in the video.
Two fathers did an incredible job of protecting their children from the brawl which spilled into the first row of seats. Video shows a father on the left side and another on the right side of the scuffle leading their sons to safety.
Check it out.
Nets dad getting his son out of the way of the Nets-Sixers brawl is the real MVP pic.twitter.com/qydnPYnUMP
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 20, 2019
The dad on the left immediately reacts to the situation developing before his eyes. Even before the players get near him, the dad is already in action to get his son away from the scuffle.
Same goes for the dad on the right, who hefts his son safely away as the players push toward their seats.
Props goes out to these two dads taking swift action to avoid disaster.