A fun day at a Little League baseball diamond in Georgia turned into anything but this weekend after a dispute about music resulted in a Major League brawl between two men who are now headed to court.
The fight started when Iram King, 36, asked Charles Davidson, 38, to lower the music he was playing after a Friday night game between the Northern Little League and Harris County All-Stars had just ended at an all-star tournament outside Columbus, Ga., according to the Ledger-Enquirer newspaper.
Davidson, the father of a child on the winning Northern Little League team, reportedly regularly plays music between innings of the team’s games and was playing “All I Do Is Win,” the Auburn University rally song, at the players’ request.
He turned the music down at King’s request but the two men then began to talk about some of the players in the game, Columbus police said.
“I’m here to f*** you up,” one witness told the paper that King, the brother of the Harris County All-Stars’ coach, said to Davidson.
The verbal fight quickly escalated into a physical melee in which punches were thrown.
Tommy Smith, a retired umpire, witnessed the brawl and immediately called 911.
“Set an example guys. Let’s come on. There’s kids out here watching this stuff,” he told the men.
A bystander captured much of the fight on video, which has now gone viral, much to the embarrassment of the Little League itself.
“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 told the Ledger-Enquirer.
The fight began, ironically, as the tournament’s host was about to hand out trophies celebrating the success of the tournament’s young players.
The two men were each charged with one count of disorderly conduct. They have been ordered to appear in court Aug. 16 for a hearing.
No serious injuries were reported.
The league’s administrator hopes the two men keep themselves confined to the courtroom and not the baseball field.
“They ought to be barred from all the Little League youth sports,” Ashley said.