We normally don’t expect to see in-stadium brawls like this in the middle of March, but here we are. Normally, these types of videos are saved for football season, but I guess in Chicago a high school basketball All-American game gets the juices flowing.
This comes from the United Center, apparently right after the McDonald’s All-American game ended. We don’t have a reason for what started this thing, but we’re talking 20-30 people all throwing down by the concession stand.
Nothing better than a good, old fashioned brawl to start your Thursday.
Here’s a statement from the game organizers
“Naturally, we are disappointed by this kind of activity, which runs counter to the spirit of the McDonald’s All American Games. But we are equally grateful to the United Center Security team and the Chicago Police for restoring order. We refer all further questions to the Chicago Police.”
Apparently Chicago has a history with this
The United Center has seen violence after high school games before. In 2005 a large fight broke out after an Illinois High School Association Supersectional playoff game between Thornton and Homewood-Flossmoor. Three people, including a policeman, were hospitalized after the fight. The United Center hasn’t hosted a state playoff game since that incident.