A second-division basketball postgame handshake line resulted in a wild brawl between followers and each groups in Puerto Rico on Wednesday evening.
Gamers from the Salinas Dolphins and Adjuntas Suns had been lining as much as shake arms seconds after the ultimate buzzer when Adjuntas’ Javier Torres punched one of many Salinas gamers within the face.
Footage of the melee confirmed Torres standing behind certainly one of his teammates ready in line to shake arms after Adjuntas defeated Salinas 84-79 in extra time on the Rafael Llul Coliseum.
Two Salinas gamers who had been carrying their warmup shirts and never on the ground when the sport ended walked to the entrance of the road and approached Torres.
A postgame handshake line following Wednesday evening’s Salinas-Adjuntas Puerto Rican Basketball League recreation resulted in a wild brawl after followers and gamers from each side fought on the court docket after Adjuntas’ Javier Torres punched a Salinas participant
Adjuntas’ Javier Torres (no. 23) is held again throughout Wednesday evening’s postgame brawl. The Puerto Rican Basketball League, a second division league, didn’t reply to a request for remark to DailyMail.com
It appeared as if fast phrases had been exchanged proper earlier than Torres landed a proper hand on the Salinas participant and despatched him to the bottom.
Torres was led away by certainly one of his teammates whereas one other tried to play peacemaker as Salinas gamers tried to carry again the attacked participant from dashing after Torres.
The brawl worsened when the participant who was punched by Torres ran away from his teammates and rushed in the direction of a Suns participant and was knocked to the bottom.
Followers might be seen dashing the court docket as gamers from each groups exchanged blows.
Adjuntas’ Javier Torres (white jersey) punches a Salinas participant moments after each groups met for the postgame handshake line
A Salinas participant (left within the crimson and black uniform) is chased down by two Adjuntas gamers earlier than he was flipped over the railing
Cellphone footage confirmed two Adjuntas gamers charging and swinging at a Salinas participant earlier than he was pushed from behind and flipped over the railing close to the courtside seating space.
Moments later, a fan rushed at Torres and pushed him backward, flipping him over the railing earlier than certainly one of Torres’ teammates retaliated and punched the person.
Adjuntas co-owner Angel Irizarry declined to remark to DailyMail.com as a result of he was not approved to talk publicly in regards to the brawl.
DailyMail.com reached out to the Puerto Rican Basketball League for remark.