Emotions are running extremely high during Super Bowl XLVII, and it only took a quarter-and-a-half for those emotions to transform into a brawl.
If you were watching the first 20 minutes of football, the above play probably didn't come as much of a surprise. Things were chippy from the opening kickoff, and several scrums broke out on different occasions. A fight was undoubtedly on the horizon.
The teams finally hit that boiling point midway through the second quarter.
Colin Kaepernick overthrew Randy Moss, and veteran safety Ed Reed took advantage with a game-changing interception. After the play, chaos ensued.
At first, it seemed like another mini scrum with players simply getting into each other's faces, but the whistles sounded and the shoving continued.
As refs began to try to break up the melee, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams made one of the more ignorant plays you'll ever see.
Williams was absolutely enraged, and as a referee tried to separate him, he lost his cool and pushed the official. He had to be held back by several teammates before he could resume the scuffle.
Williams luckily wasn't kicked out of the game, or even penalized, but as a key defensive contributor, he can't afford to make risky plays like that during the biggest game of the year.
In the end, Corey Graham and Joe Staley were both hit with off-setting personal foul penalties.
With the way things are going, it wouldn't be surprising if this wasn't the final altercation of the heated contest.