ALL-OUT BRAWL: A fun cornhole tournament turned violent when competitors started duking it out: 2wsb.tv/2HZeSxv
Posted by WSB-TV on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
What was supposed to be a family-friendly cornhole tournament for charity quickly turned into a full-on brawl after a drunken dispute over the score.
As reported by local station WSB-TV, the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual cornhole event last Sunday, to raise money for scholarships for deserving students. Participants took turns playing the popular beanbag toss game before their fun was ruined by a group of people who disagreed over the score.
It wasn’t long before fists started flying and harsh words were exchanged. The entire brawl was caught on camera.
“Stop it right now!” an event organizer yells over the microphone as bystanders attempt to break up the fight. “We will stop this tournament right now. This is absolutely ridiculous!”
Alex Cannon, who filmed the incident on his cell phone, told WSB-TV the dispute over the score escalated after someone threw a beer and someone else threw a punch. He said he was so close to the chaos, he had to duck from keep from getting hit.
“Alcohol and beanbags do not mix,” Cannon.
Despite the violence, WSB-TV noted that police were never called. Critics were quick to point out the hypocrisy of the situation, highlighting the countless incidents where police were called on Black people for absolutely no reason.
Just last week, the cops were called on a Black Yale University student for falling asleep in the common room of her dorm while she worked on a paper. Before then, a group of Black filmmakers were swarmed by police as they checked out of their Airbnb after a nosy neighbor suspected them of robbery when they didn’t wave at her. Then there was the incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks where two Black men were arrested while waiting for a friend.