East Wilkes Cardinals and the Blue Ridge Explosion are now banned from all future USA Softball Tournaments.
Why, you ask? Simple, the parents of the kids participating ruined it for the kids by having a fight after the 2 teams from North Caroline lost.
The games were held in Kingsport, TN and this (less than 1 minute) video was uploaded shortly after the brawl occurred. The games were part of a the 12-years and under tournament and all of the sudden a fight occurred with a number of parents rolling around on the ground and throwing punches.
According to Tournament Director, Tina Gale,
“I’ve done this for 10 years and never once had a physical altercation. This was the first and hopefully the last. We run a very clean organization, we run good tournaments, but unfortunately it happened on our dime and we don’t take things like this lightly. We would never condone that kind of conduct.”
These parents should be ashamed of themselves and live with the knowledge that they have ruined their child’s dreams by acting like a bunch of children themselves.