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Brawl breaks out at a Pee Wee football game

Police officer hurt, several parents arrested

STUTTGART, Ark.- - (10/27/2017 KARK) Police are investigating a brawl at a Pee Wee football game in Stuttgart, Arkansas. It happened in front of dozens of children, and one woman caught it all on camera.

"Y'all I have never seen anything like this before in my life!" yells the woman shot the brawl on Facebook Live. Punches instead of footballs were thrown at a Pee Wee League Championship game between Hazen and Stuttgart Tuesday night. It ended with kids in tears and adults in handcuffs. "This is pitiful this is so pitiful!" screams a woman in handcuffs.

 

The brawl erupted in Clarendon after this late hit as a Hazen sixth-grader kneeled to end the game. Then, bleachers emptied and parents rushed the field. A woman captured it live on Facebook. At least one man is seen covered in blood.

 

"That's not what the kids need to see. That's not how this game is performed." says Monroe County Sheriff Michael Neal. Sheriff Neal says the fourth-quarter chaos left one of his female deputies badly hurt. "When the fight broke out, she rushed the field to help break up the fight and was hit by an adult male in the face." 

 

Three people were arrested, and Sheriff Neal expects to arrest even more after looking over the disturbing video. "There was kids standing in fear, crying."

As things appeared to calm down, suspects are seen taken away as blue lights surround the stadium. That's when the camera captures a powerful moment: two players sobbing, embracing in a hug. Overheard in the video, someone saying. "That's love right there. That's love" A game-winning play when all else was lost.

Our sister station, KARK, followed up with league officials who are considering adding more security at future games.


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