Minor league team’s dollar beer night ends in player-fan tension

It’s one, two, throw beers you’re out at the old ball game.

At least that’s what appears to have happened at a New Jersey Jackals game Thursday night. The Independent League team had $1 Beer night and things got out of hand.

One video showed that players charged at fans in the stands of Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, NJ after someone allegedly threw beer at them.

New Jersey Jackals brawl
A brawl broke out at the New Jersey Jackals game.
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The matchup between the Jackals and Sussex County Miners saw Jackals players grab an affiliated man who was standing on the bleachers and pull him away from yelling at fans.

In the video someone can be heard shouting “stay away, stay away” with another individual responding “stop.”

Members from both teams had to hold back players from further engaging in the madness. In one video, players can be seen going as far as the third row of the bleachers to confront fans.

According to Barstool Sports, some fans were kicked out of the game and some were arrested.

After the altercation, play resumed without a hitch; the Miners defeating the Jackals 15-14.

At the time of publication, the New Jersey Jackals did not respond to a request for comment.

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