Rod Allen Reportedly Choked Mario Impemba In Tigers Broadcast Booth After Disagreement Over Chair

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There’s some drama in the Tigers broadcast booth.

Yesterday it was reported that veteran Tigers broadcasters Rod Allen and Mario Impemba were forced to take a night off after they were involved in a physical altercation.

Via The Athletic

Multiple sources told The Athletic that neither Impemba nor Allen were part of Wednesday’s broadcast due to a physical altercation between the two television personalities following Tuesday’s game in Chicago against the White Sox. It is not immediately clear what prompted the attack.

According to the accounts of those sources, there has been simmering tension between both Impemba and Allen and the clash of personalities ultimately boiled over on Tuesday night.

Apparently there had been some bad blood brewing between the two for some time now.

According to Local 4 Detroit Allen choked Impemba after the two had a disagreement over a chair.

Via Click on Detroit

Sources told Local 4 that Allen attacked Impemba following Tuesday night’s broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit.

On Wednesday, Matt Shepherd and Kirk Gibson called the Tigers game.

Sources told Local 4 that Impemba left the broadcast booth at some point and Allen followed, assaulting Impemba from behind and choking him.

The altercation was because of a disagreement over a chair in the booth, sources told Local 4.

Rod Allen broke his silence on Twitter on Wednesday by saying that he wasn’t going to comment on the fight because it was a “personnel matter”.

Tigers fans had some thoughts on Allen’s tweet.