As of posting, the woman, who was escorted from the game, has not spoken to the media. However, the person she attacked, Oklahoma junior Michael Connolly, offered his side of the story to Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard.
Below is his description of what transpired:
It was toward the end of the third quarter. My friends and I were sitting in the aisle of the Oklahoma section that directly bordered Alabama fans, so we were technically in different sections than the woman but really just a few rows ahead of her. She was the only one standing up in the Alabama section at that point, because the rest of the fans were so pissed off that they were losing.
She was also sitting with her two young daughters, who were little blonde girls. Her teenaged old son was sitting about five seats away from them.
At the beginning of the game, they were kind of talking s—. They did an “SEC” chant right after the first touchdown of the game, and we all thought we were screwed at that point. So once we started winning, they shut their mouths and my crew of 6-10 people just started talking a lottttt of s—, specifically me and my friend who you can see waving the towel in the background of the video.
At one point she went up to get a beer, and was kind of talking s— to us when she got back. She just kept flicking us off and stuff during the game. A few times, my friend yelled in the direction of her group of ‘Bama fans, “I yell ‘Roll Tide’ when I eff my cousin,” but since she was the only one standing it seemed like it was directed only at her.
At this point her 16-year-old son, who weighs about 120 pounds, told us to come up and fight him. We were like, “No, come down here.”
That was when the woman came down and the video started. She was screaming at me, and sticking her tongue out at me so I asked, “Are you trying to make out with me?” And my friend was yelling “Kiss her! Kiss her!”
That’s when she walked away, and then jumped me. When she kicked me, it left giant boot marks on my shirt. I’m not sure if the guy restraining her was her husband or not—they weren’t sitting right next to each other—but she was kicked out of the game and her two daughters were crying.
On one side there is a group of college students talking trash and admittedly yelling obscenities in the direction of fans old and young.
On the other side there is a lady, seemingly drunk, resorting to the lowest common denominator: violence.
It now appears that this was just an ugly incident on all fronts; the ugliest of which was captured on tape.