Seeing fights at sporting events is nothing new. Seeing fights at sporting events that lead to the game getting called before halftime because both teams are too violent is, well, certainly not as common.
East Mississippi Community College, the No. 3 junior college team in the country, and Mississippi Delta Community College squared off on Thursday night. EMCC was busy opening up a can of you-kn0w-what on MDCC – the score was 48-0 with 59 seconds remaining in the first half – when a huge brawl broke out between the two teams. It was all-out mayhem. People were reportedly throwing trash cans, law enforcement officers needed to come out onto the field and, at the end of it all, the game was called before it even reached the half.
Here’s a retelling of what went down, via the Twitter account of Scott Walters of The Commercial Dispatch in Mississippi:
Once some of the dust settled, EMCC’s coach tried to explain what happened. According to him, this all started during a pregame incident.
If there was one silver lining, it’s that one person who decided to heave a trash can showed off one heck of an arm.
Hopefully EMCC doesn’t get hammered with suspensions for this, as it has a playoff game in the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges next week.