RedHawks ejection video goes viral

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks have gone viral after the team shares an ejection video from Monday night's 4-3 win over Chicago.

The team posted a clip to their twitter account Monday night of outfielder Brennan Metzger being ejected. Metzger disagreed with the strike three call and let the home plate umpire know it.

"Yea I was a little upset about the strike call in that situation," Metzger said Tuesday. "He had been having a tough one back there all night and I just asked him about it and the guy tossed me for saying, 'your killing me!"

"At that point I was gonna get get my moneys worth and thought it was pretty garbage of him to throw me out".


While countless comments on the video said they expected him to toss the trash can, Metzger said in an interview Tuesday, he would never.

"First of all that's just disrespectful and second of all someone else would have to pick that up and I'm just not that kind of guy," Metzger said as part of an apology. "Generally I don't get too hot headed but it was just one of those things, it was a passionate moment. It just kind of happened."

Since the video was posted Monday night, countless national outlets have asked the RedHawks for the clip. Including ESPN, MLB Network, USA Today and Barstool Sports.

ESPN shared the video to it's Sports Center instagram page where LeBron James even weighed in on the 'next-level umpire trolling.'

This is some next-level umpire trolling. (via @fmredhawks)

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Metzger received a one game suspension from the American Association for his antics.

He also took the time Tuesday to apologize to fans in attendance, particularly the children who witnessed his argument.

"I feel bad for all the little kids out there that heard me saying all those curse words. I just want to get that out there, I apologize for that."