Elaine sent in this link to a Seattle Times story about a Garfield vs. Redmond basketball game that was suspended after a Redmond fan left the stands and punched a player from Garfield.
In a matter of seconds, Friday night’s KingCo 4A Crest Division boys basketball game between Redmond and fourth-ranked Garfield turned sour.
In a bizarre scene, a Redmond High School senior charged out of the stands and punched Garfield player De’Andre Taylor in the face, spurring punches from both sides as the two teams and fans had to be separated.
Eight Garfield players were suspended for leaving the bench during the resulting melee.
People quoted in the story make the point that this kind of thing doesn’t happen at the games played at Garfield. Elaine draws a similar conclusion, saying “If this happened on the Garfield Campus, I am sure there would be outrage from the Redmond folks.” No doubt…