CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A teenage girl battling breast cancer says she might give up a sport she loves — not because of her illness, but because of a brawl that happened during her last softball game.
Police responded to City Park in Charlotte last Saturday after a fight was reported.
The girl’s family claims the other team teased her for having cancer, WSOC is reporting.
Hannah Roberts, 13, underwent a mastectomy a few months ago but has continued to play fast-pitch softball.
Hannah’s mother says people were making fun of Hannah’s illness calling her “cancer girl.”
So her father decided to do something about it. According to a police report, James Roberts, 41, walked over to the opposing team and struck a parent. A witness said it was over a “misunderstanding.”
A fight broke out and the police were called.
Roberts was charged with assault and his court date is Sept. 4.