An arena soccer match amongst the West Texas Warbirds and Dallas Primary ended in a large fight that sprawled into the stands on Saturday evening.
The incident took position at Odessa’s Ector County Coliseum and was captured on online video.
The videos show the struggle taking location in a person of the finish zones and eventually spilling out towards the enthusiasts. It was below that anyone from the stands was noticed with a folding chair, which they made use of to strike a Dallas Primary player on the back again of the helmet. This brought on a response from Dallas teammates, who went up into the stands and started punching the fan.
Warbirds president Leif Kertis referred to as the incident “embarrassing, regrettable, and inexcusable,” in a statement to the Midland Reporter Telegram. Kertis included that the corporation is doing the job with local authorities.
“We are self-confident that as soon as information arise quite a few products will be cleared up. We can ensure that as of ideal now no Warbirds gamers, coaches, or workers are topics of the investigations,” Kertis explained.
Kertis also was absolutely sure to make it identified that the admirer who applied the folding chair “is not, and has under no circumstances been portion of our firm in any potential.”
“No matter where fault, blame, or culpability lies we owe the folks of the Permian Basin an apology. You really should never be concerned for your safety or your child’s protection at our games. We are having the proper measures to mitigate any chance of reoccurrence in upcoming seasons by performing with the Coliseum and ECSO on improved proactive measures as perfectly as reaction administration,” Kertis reported.
KOSA, the CBS affiliate in the Odessa place, believes the brawl lasted upwards of 10 minutes. Gamers, coaches, fans and even a single of the mascots bought in on the action.
No injuries or arrests have been reported as of Sunday. The investigation is still underway.