Earlier this week, on 2 July, a video of a Japanese father using his son as a weapon to attack spectators went viral
According to SoraNews24, the incident took place during a baseball match at Yokohama Stadium in Osaka, Japan.
It was a Nippon Professional Baseball match that featured the Hanshin Tigers and the Yokohama DeNA BayStars on Tuesday night.
The video uploaded by Twitter user @renna_shinohara has since garnered more than 1.3 million views and 16,000 retweets.
Fans were disappointed when the Hanshin Tigers were losing to the opposing team that night
The Japanese man, who wore a black and yellow jersey was reported to be a Tigers fan and was causing a scene due to which a security team had to be contacted.
In the minute-long video, the enraged Tigers fan can be seen arguing while carrying his son that had a yellow backpack as the security team tried to escort him away from the crowd stands.
Just as he was about to leave the stands, the Japanese man suddenly swung the kid towards a spectator
It can be seen in the video that the kid's head and body hit the cheering spectator before he was lifted up to his father's arms again.
The spectator could be seen standing up to confront the man while crowds in the video gasped when they witnessed the horrifying incident.
Before any further conflict could arise, the security team promptly escorted the father and son out of the stadium
According to NextShark, it is not certain whether there were any police reports or complaints filed against the man after the incident.
The match was reported to end with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars winning the baseball match with 4-0 that night.