Boat Fight Between Michigan and Ohio State Fans Results in Assault Charges

By Vincent Frank

If only you cared this much about your college football team.

This past weekend saw four people involved in a fight while navigating a boat on Lake Erie. A reports from 13 ABC in Toledo, OH. indicates that two woman—a Ohio State fan and a Michigan fan—engaged in an on-boat spat that included some hair pulling. When the boyfriend of one of the women attempted to intervene, another man got involved. This led to a full-on fight.

Per the report.

“They were arguing, cursing at each other,” Ben Freeman, a witness at the scene told 13 ABC (h/t 247sports.com). “As the argument went on, the Michigan fan’s girlfriend stood up, pulled the hair of the Ohio State’s fan’s girlfriend … the wife, actually. He tried to defend his wife by shoving the Michigan fan’s girlfriend. The Michigan fan stood up and tried to defend his girlfriend. And after that they mutually started to fist fight and swing on each other. It was crazy.”

The fight resulted in assault charges for Ashley Artiaga and Ian Schuster. Both are reportedly Michigan fans. Let’s hope fans on hand for the Michigan-Ohio State game in Ann Arbor Thanksgiving weekend keep it more civil.