Mom Speaks About Attacking Rival Football Fans At Sugar Bowl
The mom who took a flying leap at rival University of Oklahoma fans during the Sugar Bowl is telling INSIDE EDITION her side of the story.
INSIDE EDITION is now hearing from the mom who took a flying leap right into a group of rival University of Oklahoma fans at a game over the weekend. She then actually started kicking one of them in the chest as she was pulled away.
The shocking fight in the stands happened at the Sugar Bowl last week and the mom has gotten a lot of attention. The video of the incident has now gone viral with over 2.5 million hits on YouTube.
So, who is the woman acting like a ninja warrior? She is a middle-age mom of three. Her name is Michelle Pritchett and she's from the small town of Sweet Water, Alabama which has a population of 235.
She told INSIDE EDITION, "I hate to say it, but I’d do it again if I had to. And I wasn't intoxicated either. I want people to know that."
She claims the whole thing started because her 16-year-old son, who's a passionate Alabama fan, was being taunted by some rowdy Oklahoma students.
On the video, she can be seen confronting one of the Oklahoma fans, junior Michael Connolly. Michelle's husband pulled her away, but when his back was turned, she took her astonishing leap into the stands.
She started her wild kicking, Connolly told INSIDE EDITION, "It left giant boot marks on my shirt."
He took a cell phone video of Michelle flipping him off moments before their face-to-face confrontation started.
INSIDE EDITION spoke to sports psychologist Dr. Leah Lagos who said, "What we do see is high emotions in a very crowded environment, which can increase peoples aggressiveness. We see high emotions and all of those get exacerbated in small spaces."
Michelle was removed from the stadium by security guards. Connolly later tweeted: "Just got a phone call and a very sincere apology from Michelle."
Michelle didn't sound too contrite. She told us: "We were both in the wrong. It started out friendly, but they started saying bad things and my son got upset. They kept antagonizing us and I was just trying to protect my son."
Dr. Lagos said, "This doesn't appear to be just about the game anymore. This appears to be personal."
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