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After Florida beat Miami to kickoff the 2019 season on Saturday night, Hurricanes fans started messing with the Gators' marching band which led to an altercation with their band director...
CollegeMarching.com is reporting that after the game the Florida band was in its “parade order marching to their buses after the game outside of (Camping World Stadium) when a group of Miami fans tried to push their way into the band block.” The Director of the Gator Band, Dr. Jay Watkins, reportedly saw the commotion and went over to de-escalate. Watkins was reportedly placed in a chokehold and slammed to the concrete, hitting his head. The report also states that a member of the band was allegedly punched in the face and had a bloody nose.
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