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Security officer snatches ball from 6 year-old boy at Braves game

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A security officer is being criticized for snatching a ball away from a 6 year-old boy during the Braves game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at SunTrust Park Wednesday night.

The officer wasn't completely at fault because he was kicking a man out who had interfered with the ball while it was in fair play before giving it to the youngster.

Signs at the park clearly state that any fan who interferes with a ball in fair play will be immediately ejected from the ballpark but many on social media are saying the officer's actions were uncalled for.

It wasn't all bad for the young boy. A Braves' representative says the boy was given a Freddie Freeman autographed ball and the ejected fan was brought back and able to watch the rest of the game from his seat.

Oh, and by the way, Pittsburgh rallied to tie the game in the ninth inning before erupting for seven runs in the top of the 10th to give the Buccos the 12-5 victory.

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