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Fight Among Parents Erupts at Soccer Tournament in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- Monday was the final day of the Mayor's Cup International Showcase which drew more than 8,000 kids from around the world to Las Vegas to play soccer.

Around 600 hours of soccer was played during the entire three-day tournament. While the focus over the weekend should have been on the soccer games, a lot of attention was given to a fight that erupted among parents.

"It was a heated argument, words were exchanged and it got physical," said Michelle Angell, a parent.

She was one of many who witnessed the parent brawl that took place at the soccer tournament at the Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Showcase. She says she's disappointed with how parents chose to act.

"It unfortunately involved my teams and some of the parents. Things like that happen, but when you get parents heated, stuff happens."

Many parents say when a fight happens at a game, it's important to remember the experiences on the field are lessons carried through life.

"It's not always going to go your way and you can't always throw a fit or tantrum and yell and scream. You can't do that," said Andrea Daniel, a parent.

Tournament organizers say this is the largest tournament of it's kind and attracts people from all over the world.

"Fourteen countries and 35 states and a huge economic event, coaches are here," said Roger Tabor with Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club.

"How are children ever going to grow if parents fight their battles for them and how are they going to learn by good example if parents are fighting on the sidelines?" Nicolette Lucas, a parent said.

According to the City of Las Vegas, one person was cited.


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