VIDEO: Parents, fans brawl during youth softball tournament in Tennessee

Posted at 11:57 AM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 13:46:31-04

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park.

The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under tournament sponsored by USA Softball.

Todd McLemore with Kingsport's Parks and Recreation Department says a verbal confrontation between two sets of spectators escalated into a chaotic brawl after someone got pushed.


A video shows more than a half-dozen fans tackling each other to the ground amid a flurry of punches and kicks.

No injuries were reported, and no one was arrested, but both teams — the East Wilkes Cardinals and the Blue Ridge Explosion — were disqualified from the tournament.


Information from: Kingsport Times-News,