You know, the kind of good old-fashioned fighting between fans of opposing teams who just hate each others guts for some reason. All it takes is one rough foul, a poor call by the referee and it’s on!
This year though, a new element has been added to the competition (kind of like when they tried to add the fourth judge to American Idol): bottle throwing! Apparently, the goal is to hit a cheerleader, although we’re not sure how that is actually scored.
Unfortunately, no one seems to have video of this most recent incident in New Jersey. Anyone finds it, let us know! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here’s the details from Patch.com:
Jackson police officers arrested four Brick residents – an adult and three juveniles – following a brawl after Wednesday night’s playoff basketball game between Brick Memorial and Jackson Memorial high schools.
The fracas began inside the high school gym where, according to police, bottles were being thrown. One of the bottles struck a cheerleader and another struck a parent, leading to a Brick resident being ejected from the game.
According to Jackson Police Sgt. Steven Laskiewicz, police responded to Jackson Memorial High School at about 7:15 p.m. after receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls from spectators reporting a fight had broken out in the parking lot outside the gym. When police arrived, school administrators and security personnel were already trying to disperse a crowd of between 75 and 100 students, most of whom did not heed officers’ orders to leave, Laskiewicz said.