'If my unit sees that, I'm dead:' Indiana National Guard investigates after Wrigley Field brawl

A fight broke out at Wrigley Field on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.


By STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Published: September 27, 2018

The Indiana National Guard is investigating the possible involvement of a soldier in a brawl at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs' Hispanic Heritage Day.

After the Pirates beat the Cubs 5-1 on Monday night, a fight broke out in the stands. A video shows a man who yells racial slurs, realizes he is being recorded and says, “If my unit sees that, I’m dead.” Another guy repeatedly says, “there’s no fighting in the bleachers.” All the while, you can hear organ music in the background. Videos, which feature profanity and show the fight, were posted on Twitter by Danny Rockett.

The Indiana National Guard did not identify the servicemember allegedly involved in the incident. It issued a statement saying that "statements made by this individual are not in keeping with the Army values, and they do not reflect the views or beliefs of the United States Armed Forces, and specifically, the Indiana National Guard. We take these types of situations very seriously, and the conduct of this individual is unbecoming of a servicemember. The Indiana National Guard is conducting a thorough inquiry to determine the details surrounding this incident."

No charges were filed or arrests made as a result of the fight, according to a statement from the Cubs.


Some material from this story came from a Tribune News Service report from the Kansas City Star by Pete Grathoff.