No way on God's green earth was that attack anything but a planned sucker-punch attack by Willie and his crew. That wasn't just happenstance.
As to your friend who got jumped in a Boston bar, are we supposed to ask what he did to deserve that beating? Of course not.
In this case, the video says it all.
That particular friend does run his mouth off a lot, but usually not unsolicited and never to a degree that would deserve the beating he took
obviously im just making up a hypothetical here, and originally i thought this was at a restaurant but apparently is a night club? what if that dude put a rufie in some girl's drink that they knew?
Again im not saying that happened, but that is an example where the context would make it seem less severe.. ive heard of it happening at bars i frequented back in my 20s, i never personally saw it but i know one girl in our friend circle got a rufie in a drink one night and fortunately there were people in the group that noticed before some guy ran off with her, and ive heard of guys getting caught doing it and getting the absolute bag beaten out of them (as they should)
context is important.. its still not going to legally excuse what he did but could sure change the tone of this encounter