WATCH: Auburn Softball Player Gets Into Heated Altercation With Opposing Coach


A tense encounter in the postgame handshake line led to a heated altercation, including a bit of shoving, between the softball coach for Florida and a player for Auburn.

In the handshake line, Haley Fagan for Auburn did not put up her hand to high-five Florida coach Tim Walton. Walton, as a result, appeared to tap Fagan on the shoulder as she passed. Fagan responded by turning around and shoving Walton in the back.

Walton then turned around to face Fagan, and the two got in each other’s faces. Fagan then began shouting at the Florida side, and was eventually restrained and pulled away by teammates.

It turns out Fagan and Walton have a history of sorts. ESPN reports that Fagan’s older sisters, Sami and Kasey, played for Walton in 2012 and were both suspended by him. Both left the team as a result of the suspensions.

Watch above, via ESPN and the SEC Network.

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