Youth sports can be the site of fun, pure competition between kids discovering their love for a game. However, they can also be the site of some adults behaving badly.
Boy, were the adults at this youth football game in Hapeville, Ga. behaving poorly. At the conclusion of a Georgia Youth Football Alliance contest, while players showed good sportsmanship and shook hands, some parents and coaches engaged in a wild brawl.
According to WSB-TV’s Matt Johnson , children began crying and some looked for shelter when it appeared one of the participants in the fight pulled out a weapon.
The parent said she and her son ran for safety when, she said, they saw someone pull out a gun.
“Parents (were) running, screaming, crying, trying to get somewhere safe, not knowing if the person that had a weapon, if they were going to shoot or not,” she said.
“The parents and the coaches were angry about the results of the game,” the parent said.
Video of the fight can be seen below.
Video shows a brawl at a youth football game in Hapeville over the weekend. Parents say it began with 2 coaches and then parents got involved. Other parents & children ran for safety when they say they saw weapons. https://t.co/LTTfi6dBk6 pic.twitter.com/8pcCD6e1bb
— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) November 13, 2018
Apparently the kids playing in this game were only five years old. Five!
It hasn’t been reported if any charges were filed as a result of this brawl.
[ Fatherly.com ]