SOCCER-PUNCHED: Ole Miss vs LSU Tigers descends into chaos as players throw punches and pull hair
LSU's Maya Gordon and Ole Miss's Ramsey Davis got into a fight over the ball on the touchline during the second overtime of the SEC Tournament game
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA: Sunday's women's football match between Ole Miss and LSU Tigers in Florida saw a major altercation break out which resulted in four players being sent off. The fight between two football players escalated during the match which required intervention from the members of the coaching staff and match officials.
LSU's Maya Gordon and Ole Miss's Ramsey Davis got into a fight over the ball on the touchline during the second overtime of the SEC Tournament game. Before Gordon stole the ball from her, she caught up to Davis, and the Ole Miss junior seized her competitor by the waist in an effort to reclaim possession.
The altercation between the two No 9s apparently erupted when Gordon seems to be struck in the head by Davis' swinging arm. Gordon turned around and struck Davis in the face shortly after that. After that, both players started throwing punches at one other, some of which even landed on their counterparts. Before two of Gordon's teammates could intercede and force the two apart before hauling their fellow Tiger to one side, the referee attempted to step in but was unsuccessful. As he attempted to lead Davis to the sidelines, Ole Miss coach Matt Mott wrapped his arm around the player.
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But that wasn't the end of it, as LSU's Rammie Noel rushed across the field, ostensibly to defend her teammate. Davis was suddenly pulled to the ground as she abruptly charged in and grabbed her by the hair. Before the referee arrived and marched over to display Davis, Gordon, and Noel their red cards, coaches from both teams had to intervene to break up the fight. A staff member from LSU Tigers afterward witnessed Senior Gordon being escorted off the field while sobbing. The Tigers' situation only got worse after two players were dismissed, and they ultimately lost against Ole Miss 3-0. All three players who took part in the altercation were given a one-game suspension following their red cards.
It is now believed that the Ole Miss and LSU Tigers women's football is the most heated rivalry in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Tournament. This match was part of the SEC Tournament where Ole Miss knocked out the LSU Tigers and moved on to the quarterfinals where they will face South Carolina.