Locals react to viral video of fight at Bama/FSU game involving local father & son
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) —
A viral video allegedly showing a local father and son involved in a fight while attending the Alabama/Florida State game in Atlanta is stirring up reactions across social media.
Charles Kraver and Charles Kraver Jr could allegedly be seen wearing Alabama gear when Atlanta police say they assaulted fans in the stands before attacking a woman while in the stadium's concourse area.
Football fans told LOCAL 15 News they think it's bad sportsmanship all around.
Some Alabama fans said while it doesn't excuse what happened, none of the videos show what provoked the fight.
One video which was posted by Single Shot on YouTube reportedly captured the fight when it began in the stands.
Some commenting on the video blamed the violence on the fact that the two men were Alabama fans. They compared it to when Crimson Tide fan Harvey Updyke poisoned the Toomer's Corner trees in Auburn.
However, others say the video doesn't show what provoked the fight and one user claimed some Florida State fans poured beer on the men.
Local football fan Kevin Spriggs said regardless of who started it, it shouldn't have happened.
"When you're fighting in a large crowd like that, you're putting everyone at risk. There could be kids there. You know, it's just something you should walk away from," said Spriggs.
There are also a lot of reactions to another video posted on twitter by FSU Barstool.
The video allegedly showed the fight spill out into the concourse area where police say one of the Kravers grabbed a woman and threw her onto the ground.
Charles Kraver and his son Charles Kraver Jr, who are both from Irvington, were arrested and charged with battery.
The family owns the Kravers seafood restaurant in Daphne and a seafood processing plant in Bayou La Batre.
"Football games are very emotional and then alcohol is usually involved. It kind of looks bad for the fans. It's not the purpose of the game. The purpose of the game is fun, not to fight," Spriggs said.
LOCAL 15 reached out to the Kravers at their restaurant but was told until all facts are gathered, they have no comment at this time.