Published July 09, 2012
A Georgia town is reeling from embarrassment after a brawl between two men at a Little League baseball game went viral.
The melee, near Columbus, resulted in the arrests of Charles Davidson, 38, and Iram King, 36. It reportedly started when King asked Davidson to turn down music he was playing after the game, on Friday. Words were exchanged and then punches were thrown as a bystander captured much of it on video.
"It's about the most disgusting thing I have ever seen in Little League in all the years I've been doing it," Little League District 8 Administrator Bernard Ashley said.
Rick Chadwick, president of Pioneer Little League and host of the District 8 All-Star Tournament, was about to hand out trophies to the pint-sized players when the commotion near the field's fence erupted.
"It's very embarrassing, not only to each of those leagues but the whole city of Columbus," Chadwick said. "You got kids trying to show their parents how to respect each other."
Video captured some of the dispute, but reports say that the fight began before it was recorded.
"They ought to be barred from all the Little League youth sports," Chadwick said.
The men were each charged with one count of disorderly conduct.