So, the video above is in the process of going at least locally viral -- a two-week-old snippet of San Francisco Mission District life that had fewer than 2,000 views total at noontime and had about 2,000 in the last 15 minutes. The scene depicted is from the Mission Playground, a park just off Valencia Street near 20th.
I'll leave it to others to say what they think the video shows. Here's Valleywag ("Dropbox Dudes Tried to Kick Children Off a Soccer Field"):
Tech bros will stop at nothing to get what they perceive to be theirs. In the latest example of unchecked hubris, we witness as a squad of adults in Dropbox jerseys argue with and cuss at children over a San Francisco soccer field.
The argument started over a Mission District field, which Mission Local says [in a story from October 2012] has been popular with "mainly Spanish-speaking soccer players" for decades. The location has traditionally been used for pick-up games. But Dropbox-uniformed players who used an app to rent the field insisted it was their turn to play.
And here's SF Uptown Alamanac's take ("Bros Attempt to Kick Kids Off Mission Soccer Field"):
In what has to be the most literal analogy possible for gentrification in the Mission, a video from two weeks ago depicts a conflict over who has the right to play on the soccer field at Mission Playground (located off Valencia between 19th and 20th). In the video, a group of adults attempt to kick a bunch of young people playing a pick-up game off the field because said adults had previously paid for the time slot
So, watch the video and see if you can summarize so easily what you're seeing there. Does it really represent the grasping entitlement of an entire class of people? Or is it about the failure of a bunch of guys (the outsider soccer players) to read the situation they're in and figure out a graceful Plan B? Or about one or two guys who act like jerks here by thinking they can take over the field and probably would no matter who they were dealing with?