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Saturday night’s Raiders-49ers preseason game was marred by violent incidents involving fans, including one man being badly injured in a beating in a Candlestick Park restroom, and two men getting shot in the parking lot afterward.

A 24-year-old man is at San Francisco General Hospital with what have been referred to as life-threatening injuries after he was shot following the game.

The victim was wearing a “F- the 49ers” T-shirt, and police detained a suspect who was wearing Raiders apparel.

A 20-year-old man was also shot and hospitalized with superficial wounds to his face. The two shooting victims were found separately, and it is not clear whether the shootings were connected.

And a 26-year-old man was reportedly taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was assaulted and knocked unconscious in a restroom during the game.

Violent incidents involving fans have been a particularly sensitive subject in the Bay Area this year after San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was severely beaten by two men in Los Angeles Dodgers gear outside Dodger Stadium. Five months later, Stow remains hospitalized in serious condition with brain injuries.

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  1. cobrala2 says: Aug 21, 2011 7:59 AM

    $10 says the media will still crap on Philly for booing Santa Clause decades ago while attempted murder goes on elsewhere…

  2. edmazeing1 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:00 AM

    Here comes the trash talk about the bay area in 5,4,3,2,1…

  3. seanb20124 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:02 AM

    Losers, hope they enjoy their vacation in San Quentin

  4. everydayimfumbilin says: Aug 21, 2011 8:02 AM

    its just a game remember ?

  5. PFTiswhatitis says: Aug 21, 2011 8:05 AM

    “F- the 49ers” fans

  6. richm2256 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:05 AM

    Ridiculous.

    Grown men getting violent over team rivalries. Especially over two teams that suck so bad it’s hard to say which is worse.

  7. sterilizecromartie says: Aug 21, 2011 8:09 AM

    This is a shame. Bay area fans are the absolute worst. Sorry to throw you all in the same bucket like this, but it’s hard not to when stuff like this keeps happening.

  8. hendeeze says: Aug 21, 2011 8:09 AM

    this is why sharing a stadium is beyond out of the question

  9. bluefan204 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:10 AM

    And here come the inevitable, lame “Stay Classy” posts in 3….2…..1……

  10. sjayski says: Aug 21, 2011 8:11 AM

    …and Philly fans are still scrutinized for abusive and violent behavior.

    I hope all of the victims have a full recovery.

  11. mushin9 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:12 AM

    Isn’t it about time to pass the “Worst fans in pro sports” award from Philly to the Bay Area?

    Eagles fans may have booed Santa in the 70’s, but they didn’t beat him into a coma for wearing red.

  12. sei2105 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:14 AM

    So let’s give California another pro team…that’d be SMART!

    The land of fruits and nuts!

  13. vickspreadherpes says: Aug 21, 2011 8:15 AM

    Almost as bad as going to a game in Philly.

  14. fin72 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:15 AM

    A 24-year-old man is at San Francisco General Hospital with what have been referred to as life-threatening injuries after he was shot following the game.

    The victim was wearing a “F- the 49ers” T-shirt
    ___________________________

    It’s one thing to wear a shirt or hat of the team you’re a fan of, but to go into enemy territory wearing a shirt that’s only going to antogonize the natives… Not very smart.

  15. scudbot says: Aug 21, 2011 8:15 AM

    That settles it. The 49ers clearly should be playing soccer instead of football.

  16. ks718 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:15 AM

    Showing support for your team is cool, but there are some real dumb asses at games. Hope those injured heal and get through this.

  17. racerx220 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:17 AM

    and people talk about eagle’s fans.

  18. jimmysee says: Aug 21, 2011 8:17 AM

    NFL teams should estimate the likelihood of violence or injuries and set security accordingly.

    Or stop selling beer in the stadiums.

  19. bcjim says: Aug 21, 2011 8:19 AM

    Pick up your game Philly fans. These west coasters are making you look like amateurs.

  20. whatsafairway says: Aug 21, 2011 8:20 AM

    Yeah, lets move another team to California, it’s such a fan friendly environment.

  21. mackie66 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:21 AM

    AAAhhhhh, the Gangs of Cali. aint they a hoot? And if anyone believes these idiots were just regular fans are nutts.

  22. kibawib says: Aug 21, 2011 8:22 AM

    No surprises here. The beautiful state of California has been spiraling down the toilet for years. The state is broke, the cities are increasingly unsafe–more so than many major cities–and the unrest seen at sporting events is simply more of the same.

  23. jacunn2000 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:26 AM

    Preseason fottball pisses people off.

  24. jredshoes says: Aug 21, 2011 8:26 AM

    What the reports fail to mention is the shooter was al Davis carrying a musket

  25. mikecal645 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:26 AM

    If I had to root for either of those teams I’d probably want to go around shooting people too. Man both teams are just terrible

  26. Ralphie says: Aug 21, 2011 8:26 AM

    Raiders fans are full blow retards. They don’t even understand that someone wearing a “F- the 49ers” T-shirt was another Raiders fan. “But your Honor, I messed up, I meant to cap the dude with the “F- the Raiders” T-shirt!”

  27. skidog250 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:27 AM

    Raiders have too many fans with no class (criminals). Its an image the Raider organization has encouraged for to long.

  28. richm2256 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:28 AM

    fin72 says:

    It’s one thing to wear a shirt or hat of the team you’re a fan of, but to go into enemy territory wearing a shirt that’s only going to antogonize the natives… Not very smart.
    —————————————————————

    Except that according to the article, the guy wearing the “f— the 49er’s” shirt was shot by a guy wearing a Raider’s shirt ……

    Raider on Raider crime.

    Figures. Raiders fans are even too stupid to shoot the rival’s fans, they end up shooting each other.

  29. tatum064 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:30 AM

    Love the Raiders till i die and f$%k every last one of you haters…and we’ve been saying it every year of our existence since 1960.

    It was an unfortunate incident, but glory to the Niner Empire and Raider Nation – 8 combined Super Bowls and a LEGACY of greatness in the NFL. L.A. has ZERO rings, Seattle ZERO

    You know who runs the west coast. Its unfortunately a few bad apples ruin it for every other fan there to enjoy the game.

    I wish a speedy recovery to anyone injured in this unfortunate incident.

  30. tombrookshire says: Aug 21, 2011 8:31 AM

    Violent incidents involving fans – no, involving fans under the influence of alcohol. Teams make a lot of money off of alcohol sales and endorsement deals with beer corporations, so the violence is tolerated, just as it is generally in US society. Violence and DUI is brushed off and minimalized by the courts, despite the number of people it maims and kills each year.

  31. poisyourgod says: Aug 21, 2011 8:32 AM

    Philly fans need to realize that just because other teams have idiot fans doesn’t mean they aren’t still idiots, too.

  32. bertcampaneris says: Aug 21, 2011 8:34 AM

    Who do these guys think they are? Ravens fans?

  33. tecmobowl34 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:35 AM

    The victim was wearing a “F- the 49ers” T-shirt, and police detained a suspect who was wearing Raiders apparel.

    ———————————————-

    doesn’t that mean they are on the same side then? so that incident was likely unrelated to the actual game. not that it makes it better somehow.

  34. Patriot42 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:36 AM

    Is is a pity that some of these people have a game at the top of their lives. It seems to be the most important thing in their little lives where most people see it as a contest that they can enjoy and hope their team wins but not try to kill another over it.

  35. moochzilla says: Aug 21, 2011 8:37 AM

    AT least they didn’t throw snowballs at Santa, or get tasered for running onto the field. Attempted murder is nothing compared to those offenses.

    Seriously, how do these Philly fans infiltrate the fan bases of every of every other team in sport?

    I mean, we beat those dudes in LA while disguise as Dodger fans. We spit and cursed at Cliff Lee’s wife in Yankee Stadium while disguise as Yanks fans. We threw bottles at Prince Fielder’s kids while dressed as Arizona fans.

    It’s ingenious!

    What’s even more amazing is that ESPN will give this only a brief mention. You’d have a panel discussion about fan violence if it happened in Philly.

  36. seanb20124 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:39 AM

    It was an unfortunate incident, but glory to the Niner Empire and Raider Nation – 8 combined Super Bowls and a LEGACY of greatness in the NFL. L.A. has ZERO rings, Seattle ZERO

    Actually 1983 LA won a Super Bowl. Marcus Allen was incredible that day

  37. groundpounder95 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:40 AM

    Stay Classy

  38. 13forgbp says: Aug 21, 2011 8:43 AM

    Reason #897 why California sucks.

  39. hooknosemike says: Aug 21, 2011 8:44 AM

    The Steelers would have “zero tolerance” for this kind of behavior.

  40. moochzilla says: Aug 21, 2011 8:44 AM

    NFL games are drinking events that cater to amateurs, where a game is also happening to be played. It’s like St. Paddy’s Day and New Year’s Eve rolled into one sickening display.

    I would never ever go to another NFL game again after what I saw a few years back. I’m Irish Catholic, so bad drunks annoy me to no end. People need to learn how to handle their booze or not drink – maybe we need a standardized test and licensing system!

    And don’t get me started on how half the audience is falling down drunk and there are 40,000 cars in the parking lot.

    Just wait until they start selling jaeger shots at the concession stands. Because, ya know, they’d make more money that way.

  41. mjtn says: Aug 21, 2011 8:46 AM

    And Philly fans are considered the “worst” in sports for having once booed a drunk fan dressed as Santa Claus.

  42. hendeeze says: Aug 21, 2011 8:46 AM

    @tombrookshire I agree, if they sold pot instead I dont think any SF or Oakland fans would object plus there would be more eating and less shooting in the parking lot

  43. bobdawg602 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:47 AM

    I first saw it in the Kingdome, then Anaheim, then at LA Coliseum.. Most recently at Phoenix stadium. Every were I have EVER seen the Raiders play, there idiot fans (raider nation?) show ignorance..bad sportsmanship..and a lack of any sense! The only good thing about them is they can sure wear makeup well. I kinda feel bad that I always laugh when someone gets fed up and clobbers one of them.

  44. sterilizecromartie says: Aug 21, 2011 8:52 AM

    edmazeing1 says:Aug 21, 2011 8:00 AM

    Here comes the trash talk about the bay area in 5,4,3,2,1…
    ————-
    Well what the heck do you expect? You want us to applaud the bay area? Of course there is going to be trash talk about the bay area when mulitple people are getting shot and severely beaten at games. Jeez.

  45. steelcity09 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:59 AM

    Idiots. Over a sporting event they arent directly involved in.

    Sad and pathetic.

  46. bobdawg602 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:59 AM

    @ tatum, didnt LA get a ring with the raiders?

  47. whatswiththehate says: Aug 21, 2011 8:59 AM

    jimmysee says:Aug 21, 2011 8:17 AM

    NFL teams should estimate the likelihood of violence or injuries and set security accordingly.

    Or stop selling beer in the stadiums.
    ———————
    I will remember this when violence break out at the other football games you Americans so lovingly call soccer.

    Who would have thought. Now Americans have their own violence at football games…

  48. jmat40 says: Aug 21, 2011 9:00 AM

    A lot of Philly paranoia here.

  49. tformation says: Aug 21, 2011 9:00 AM

    Sadly inevitable. Fan violence is getting worse not better. I’m a little surprised that this happened for a PREseason game in the Bay area, but it’s not surprising that it’s hit the NFL.

  50. kellenmcclain says: Aug 21, 2011 9:04 AM

    That’s not EXACTLY what happened…

    What I heard occurred was the guy in “F 49ers” shirt was overheard telling a friend that he thought the 2008 Mondavi Pinot Noir went best with an aged goat cheese. That 49ers fan said he was “F’in crazy” and that it supposed to be paired with a Maytag Bleu.

  51. rajbais says: Aug 21, 2011 9:13 AM

    Wow, who would’ve thought that there would be better action during a fan fight compared to an actual game??

  52. ezra954 says: Aug 21, 2011 9:20 AM

    I have a good idea let give them a third team to shoot and stab each other over I mean they still love their rapist Kobe so we all know where big Ben is going finsh up at

  53. bwisnasky says: Aug 21, 2011 9:21 AM

    fin72 says:
    Aug 21, 2011 8:15 AM
    A 24-year-old man is at San Francisco General Hospital with what have been referred to as life-threatening injuries after he was shot following the game.

    The victim was wearing a “F- the 49ers” T-shirt
    ___________________________

    It’s one thing to wear a shirt or hat of the team you’re a fan of, but to go into enemy territory wearing a shirt that’s only going to antogonize the natives… Not very smart.

    ————————————————

    Seriously.. that’s like blaming a rape victim because her skirt was too revealing…. Peoples actions should not be excused because of what someone else is doing or wearing… People should still be responsible for themselves.

  54. bdawk20 says: Aug 21, 2011 9:21 AM

    I am sure the guy in the Raiders jersey thought this through: “If I shootz a guy warin’ F -Da Nin-ahs, no-body tinks itz da guy in da Raid-ahs jerzey”

  55. richm2256 says: Aug 21, 2011 9:29 AM

    moochzilla says:
    I’m Irish Catholic, so bad drunks annoy me to no end
    —————————————————————-

    Being Irish/Catholic myself, let me be the first to remind you;

    Dude, the words “Irish, Catholic, and Drunks” are synonymous.

    You of all people should know that.

  56. holeinone09 says: Aug 21, 2011 9:35 AM

    It is a shame that people can’t behave, and this happens in a lot of towns. Unfortunately there are some places where you can’t wear your teams colors without being worried someone will try to make you regret it. These people should go to jail for longer than Burress did.

  57. opie333 says: Aug 21, 2011 9:40 AM

    Yea I think the police were profiling when they picked up the guy in the Raiders T-shirt! LOL

  58. tatum064 says: Aug 21, 2011 9:41 AM

    bobdawg602 says:
    Aug 21, 2011 8:59 AM
    @ tatum, didnt LA get a ring with the raiders?
    =====================
    Yes, but that was a “13 year road trip”

    LOL.

    You would be correct. It would take the Oakland Raiders to move to get L.A. its one ring. Only scoreboard LA has is the 88 World Series.

  59. justentertainingthestupid says: Aug 21, 2011 9:46 AM

    Love the Raiders till i die and f$%k every last one of you haters…and we’ve been saying it every year of our existence since 1960.

    It was an unfortunate incident, but glory to the Niner Empire and Raider Nation – 8 combined Super Bowls and a LEGACY of greatness in the NFL. L.A. has ZERO rings, Seattle ZERO

    You know who runs the west coast. Its unfortunately a few bad apples ruin it for every other fan there to enjoy the game.

    I wish a speedy recovery to anyone injured in this unfortunate incident.

    ————————————————

    Raider fan is the biggest a-hole fan I have ever experienced. That includes Jet fan and philly fan. Please just kill each other off already.

    Yippee – Ki – Yay mister falcon!

  60. danfromdc says: Aug 21, 2011 9:47 AM

    How has not one of the 50 plus comments not mentioned that we can narrow the shooters down to either 2 races. Are NFL fans this naive or are their heads buried in the sand?

  61. majorseahawk says: Aug 21, 2011 9:50 AM

    Didn’t something like this just happen at a San Fran Giants game? Oh yeah, they got some GREAT fans in the bay area. /sarcasm

  62. madamschefter says: Aug 21, 2011 9:50 AM

    Stay Classy, San Francisco.

  63. east96st says: Aug 21, 2011 9:52 AM

    You want to know why everyone considers Philly fans the worse? There is one man in a coma, another one beaten, and two that got shot and you assclowns come on here and whine “woe is me!”. Clueless, self centered bastards. THAT’S why you are hated across the entire nation. No empathy, no consideration for others. You honestly think everything is about you.

  64. ninerboi says: Aug 21, 2011 9:54 AM

    All you idiots who are comin at my Niners wrong read the article…the two men were not Niners fans…one was wearing “f the Niners” and onearrested was in raiders gear…a dodgers fan was the one who hurt a giants fan…im sure it was both teams somewhat but it’s the stupid raider fans that do this type a stuff

  65. frankrizzo51 says: Aug 21, 2011 9:58 AM

    And I remember back in the 70’s paying a freshman five bucks so we could lift him up, point to his butt, and tell the other team to “kiss it”. Man, how things have changed.

  66. freaku2011 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:01 AM

    Savages on the west coast, I blame California as a whole.

  67. wawa33 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:05 AM

    If this happened in Philadelphia, the idiot media would be pounding it. Why is SF exempt from scrutiny?

  68. stubbs156 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:08 AM

    mushin9 says:
    Aug 21, 2011 8:12 AM
    Isn’t it about time to pass the “Worst fans in pro sports” award from Philly to the Bay Area?

    Eagles fans may have booed Santa in the 70′s, but they didn’t beat him into a coma for wearing red.

    ———————————-
    As a Skins fan it pains me to say this but, yes it is time to pass the torch. These wall-lickers make filly fans look like 1st graders in the sandbox. The rivalry is what makes the game great but it should never result in violence. Tards.

  69. shouldbworking says: Aug 21, 2011 10:12 AM

    Welcome to the future of the United States.. San Angeles .

  70. laeaglefan says: Aug 21, 2011 10:12 AM

    What happened to the days when a little boy could go to a game with his father and not worry about getting assaulted?

  71. dd393 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:12 AM

    Did they play the game in Chicago?

  72. aweber102405 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:12 AM

    Havent touched an nfl game since 2002 and after that experience of beer spilled on me and excessive cursing in front of my kids will never touch one again. My HD television is doin just fine.

  73. melikefootball says: Aug 21, 2011 10:17 AM

    This is where we are heading as a people. All the jabs here….remebner this could be any of us and our family trying to enjoy a game. SAD!!!

  74. nycjetsgirl says: Aug 21, 2011 10:26 AM

    Consider this: With Roger Goodel playing Super Nanny at the moment one has to ask the question, will he eventually come down on fan groups, such as the Raider Nation, and yes, they’re violent very violent. I lived in San Diego for a few years and every time the Raiders came to town the SDPD practically had to get their S.W.A.T out for every one of those games. So what will it be? Will Goodel’s Nanny State encompass the fans one day too, or will it stay restricted to the locker room?

  75. mjtn says: Aug 21, 2011 10:29 AM

    Philly fans need to realize that just because other teams have idiot fans doesn’t mean they aren’t still idiots, too.

    ________________________________

    The point is that ALL teams have idiot fans…not just Philly. Philly fans simply resent the fact that they are singled out as being “the worst” fans…when the abundance of mindless actions by other fans continue to show they are not.

  76. senordickhaus says: Aug 21, 2011 10:32 AM

    If you’re going to wear a “F— the ____” shirt in that team’s house, you’re asking to have your ass kicked by someone.

    I’m not condoning the behavior, obviously, but these two teams have a rivalry. This is what happens when stupid fans with too much booze in their system go to a game.

    I wish both those fans a speedy recovery. No one deserves to be injured at a football game, not even dirty Raiders fans.

  77. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 21, 2011 10:33 AM

    The men’s room in San Francisco is not a safe place.

    You better have a buddy with you when you go there.

  78. tropicpurple says: Aug 21, 2011 10:35 AM

    I’m not a fan of either team, but I nominate the idiot who wore a “F- the 49ers” T-shirt on their turf for a Darwin award — honoring those who improve the species… by accidentally removing themselves from it!

  79. rickyrich14 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:41 AM

    Welcome to Cali where we treat our sports teams like gangs.

    Mix the Cali gang mentality with the rivalry of sports teams and all you’ll see some wild stuff at these games including a lot of red and black bandanas depending on which side your on. I remember one year I saw 2 kids w F The Raiders shirts on, dancing on the hood of their car sipping out of bottles of Patron, flipping Raider fans off. Then a group of Raider fans walked up and one guy took his shirt off and had a tattoo of a huge Raider shield on his back and the words F The Niners in huge block letters. Yes. It’s that serious.

  80. byrds71 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:46 AM

    Tired of the Billy Bob Thornton as Bad Santa incident, we never lived that one down, admittingly we regret the battery throwing incident and the few people who threw snowballs at Cowkisser Players (in full gear) was definitely a low point for Philly Phans. But to shoot a guy, or to beat guys into comas or unconsciousness, come on now man. We had our share of fights in the stands, the jail at the old Vet, with Judge Seamus McCaffery (Ironic, Irish Catholic?) , but that has been cleaned up quite a bit when the new stadiums were built, but as long as alcohol is served without limits, (stop at half-time or start of 7th inning) and not enough cops or security in the stands, in the parking lot especially, will they get some control of it.

  81. cakemixa says: Aug 21, 2011 10:46 AM

    $100 says the Raiders fan was a Mexican wearing long socks up to his knees, a wife beater, and a Los Angeles Raiders hat.

  82. recon163 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:51 AM

    @ tatum064:

    “You would be correct. It would take the Oakland Raiders to move to get L.A. its one ring. Only scoreboard LA has is the 88 World Series.”

    As we can see tatum064 is the classic exemplar of the Raider fan.

    I am pretty sure the Dodgers have won multiple World Series. And of course the Lakers have won a few championships hither and thither.

    But as we all know things like reading, comprehending, and recall are well beyond the minuscule mental capabilities of the Raider fan.

    But there is one plus that is to be derived from becoming a Raider fan. When you end up at Pelican Bay you will have much in common with the rest of the population.

  83. recon163 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:53 AM

    @ hendeeze:

    “this is why sharing a stadium is beyond out of the question”

    Very true. Inviting the Raiders to share the stadium is like inviting the Huns to visit your town.

  84. santorin4 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:54 AM

    This S- is getting old. It’s a game, a pre-season game at that. Lets show all the kids of today of to be mature and enjoy a game at the stadium by pulling your piece.

    Maybe Goodell will suspend them from the stands for 6 games or more.

  85. tombrookshire says: Aug 21, 2011 11:13 AM

    “It’s one thing to wear a shirt or hat of the team you’re a fan of, but to go into enemy territory wearing a shirt that’s only going to antogonize the natives… Not very smart.”

    What? Enemy territory? Who are you GI Joe? We are all Americans. Just because someone wears a jersey, he gets shot or gets his brains bashed in by some a**hole who started drinking at 11 am? And all this Philly talk. No, it happens everywhere where young men gather who are unable to handle the enormous amounts of alcohol they drink, just because they think they can’t enjoy a sporting event unless they are too drunk to stand up straight. Stupid, inexcusable behavior, no matter what city you hail from.

  86. citynative says: Aug 21, 2011 11:17 AM

    Its always fair to generalize a fan base, regional area, and a state by one sad, unfortunate incident.

    It is ironic that California gets ripped on yet its filled with transplants from the northeast, south, and midwest.

    Next time you log on to any Facebook or Twitter account, Google something, sell an item on EBay, buy an Apple product, or do anything on a computer for that matter, you can thank the Bay Area.

  87. fcs34 says: Aug 21, 2011 11:19 AM

    Way to keep it classy Bay area. Armpit of the country that you are.

  88. gcsuk says: Aug 21, 2011 11:26 AM

    Leave it to the poor downtrodden Philly fans to make this story all about them. “Oh, woe is us. Why are we SO picked on?”

  89. catdelmonte says: Aug 21, 2011 11:28 AM

    I guess all that stress of watching Alex Smith really builds up.

  90. fertacrit says: Aug 21, 2011 11:29 AM

    It’s one thing to wear a shirt or hat of the team you’re a fan of, but to go into enemy territory wearing a shirt that’s only going to antogonize the natives… Not very smart.

    You’re an idiot. Verbage on clothing does not give ANYONE the right to assault someone. No matter how offensive or in-offensive in this case. Just stupid thing to say. Like some of the others said, it’s just a game people.

    I’ll be watching all the games in HD on my big screen, in my sunday sweatpants and sweatshirt, no lines for the bathroom, free parking and all the food I want at my disposal. I won’t hafta worry bout wearing my team’s purple n gold colors…even though the wife is a Packer fan :(. I know she won’t shoot me….I hope….

  91. legeisyaj says: Aug 21, 2011 11:32 AM

    Mix of fanaticism and booze and general idiocy obviously causes violence. Doesn’t matter if in Philly or Foxboro or SF or dallas. But it does 100% reinforce why I refuse to go to a to of games with my kids. They’ve been once each to experience the live game – now we enjoy fanaticism (and booze for me) and general idiocy AT HOME in front of a big TV. It’s a shame really.

  92. picksix401 says: Aug 21, 2011 11:34 AM

    so the ‘Raiders’ guy shot the ‘F- the 49ers’ guy? are we sure they detained the right fan?

  93. bangbangbilly says: Aug 21, 2011 11:38 AM

    The next gangland episode should invole niners and raider fans … It’s preseason football guys not a turf war

  94. nuclearwarfare says: Aug 21, 2011 11:42 AM

    Everyone is saying that “It’s just a sporting event” and to “act like grown men.”

    You’re all forgetting that it was a MEANINGLESS football game at that. I can’t understand the mindset of it. I’m a Raiders fan, but I’m not going to Chris Benoit my family after a loss.

    I would bet a years salary that this was gang related. Who was wearing what when they got shot and who was wearing what they they pulled the trigger, all of that doesn’t matter.

    Just find the guy(s) that did this.

  95. bearfan51 says: Aug 21, 2011 11:43 AM

    I blame Tim Tebow for not praying enough to end world violence.

  96. fatfreddystubbs says: Aug 21, 2011 11:44 AM

    east96st says:
    Aug 21, 2011 9:52 AM
    You want to know why everyone considers Philly fans the worse? There is one man in a coma, another one beaten, and two that got shot and you assclowns come on here and whine “woe is me!”. Clueless, self centered bastards. THAT’S why you are hated across the entire nation. No empathy, no consideration for others. You honestly think everything is about you.
    ————————————————–

    Wow, and i say this as a Philly fan, but spot-on! Post of the day!

  97. thehighhat says: Aug 21, 2011 11:56 AM

    These aren’t fans, these are the new domestic terrorists we have here in California hiding behind team colors. I wouldn’t dare bring my family to a Raider game here.

  98. ras1tafari says: Aug 21, 2011 11:58 AM

    Here’s my plan: Teams (SF and Oakland in this case) with fans who commit felonious physical violence like this should should have to FORFEIT THEIR NEXT GAME.

    This means team employees and PLAYERS DO NOT RECEIVE A SALARY for the forfeited week, and the team does not receive any revenue sharing or TV money for that week.

    This all has to come down to money, and money that comes out the offending team’s wallets. In my opinion, this all has to be on the Team’s dime, and must be their responsibilty. The NFL has fostered this culture, and teams like the Raiders take it to the extreme. They must be responsible for the actions of their fans.

  99. FinFan68 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:08 PM

    Anyone willing to get into a fight or shoot somebody because they root for a different team has no business going to a game or even walking the streets a free “man”. These degenerates should be locked up. Don’t blame the alcohol, plenty of people have no problems. When a jackass drinks, this is what you get. It’s the jackass, not the alcohol.

  100. RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 21, 2011 12:22 PM

    Surprised? It’s the Vatos vs. Fems

  101. nrmeagles says: Aug 21, 2011 12:30 PM

    As a Philly sports fan, I think one of the reasons our fans are out of control is because our fans know their reputation, and kind of enjoy it, it gives them license to act out because, “thats how Philly fans are.” I love our teams, hate our fan base.

    But, it should be noted that outrageous fan behavior is taking place in all cities, not exclusive to any one city. Its unacceptable.

  102. bigcity973 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:30 PM

    They need to start serving some of the “Cali Cush” in the concession stands out there.

    – Go Green

  103. deconjonesbitchslap says: Aug 21, 2011 12:33 PM

    yeah 2 teams in LA would be GREAT for the nfl. half the stadium would be full of cartels.

  104. goawayeverybody says: Aug 21, 2011 12:35 PM

    And this was just a PRESEASON game. Geez. Some people are truly sick.

  105. gallopingfar says: Aug 21, 2011 12:35 PM

    1. Get a greater police presence, hundreds. Afterall there are 60,000 people at the event.
    2. Do like Philly and set up a Police Station at the stadium. Uh, nevermind, SF is a sactuary city where noone gets prosecuted except those performing circumcisions or sell Gold Fish.
    3. Send anyone wearing any F***ing team shirt to Iran on a border hike.

  106. tatum064 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:38 PM

    justentertainingthestupid says:
    Aug 21, 2011 9:46 AM
    Love the Raiders till i die and f$%k every last one of you haters…and we’ve been saying it every year of our existence since 1960.

    It was an unfortunate incident, but glory to the Niner Empire and Raider Nation – 8 combined Super Bowls and a LEGACY of greatness in the NFL. L.A. has ZERO rings, Seattle ZERO

    You know who runs the west coast. Its unfortunately a few bad apples ruin it for every other fan there to enjoy the game.

    I wish a speedy recovery to anyone injured in this unfortunate incident.

    ————————————————

    Raider fan is the biggest a-hole fan I have ever experienced. That includes Jet fan and philly fan. Please just kill each other off already.

    Yippee – Ki – Yay mister falcon!

    ==============================

    Internet tough guys.

    They’re whats for dinner. Raider fan, Jet fan, Philly fan …they cheer for their teams and are passionate and loud.
    One or a few people get rowdy, and that automatically defines an entire FAN BASE.

    FAIL

  107. nyyankeedave says: Aug 21, 2011 12:43 PM

    A man is fighting for his life. Period. It shouldn’t matter if he was a Raiders fan or not. He’s a fan just like all of us here. His just happens to a Raiders fan. But he also has a family. So, stop the F*****g bickering, smart ass remarks, and using this post as a platform to bash Raider fans, Niners fans, California politics and even Philly fans. Chances are booze was the main culprit and someone was drunk. That’s the real issue, and quite frankly, when is it not? Let’s wish this dude well. From a Jets fan…er…football fan to another football fan GET WELL.

  108. rgwhodey says: Aug 21, 2011 12:44 PM

    And they want another franchise in that area? Sounds like.a.good idea to me

  109. duncanthecat says: Aug 21, 2011 12:45 PM

    The product of the failed California education system. Liberal progressives have put forth a program that produces worthless human waste.

    Precisely why attending a Raider game is not a consideration although I live ten miles from the stadium.

    Waiting to get into a Raider’s game is like being in a food line, and sadly, the 49’ers are not far behind.

    Thanks the California Democratic Party for the destruction of our once great state.

  110. mrlynch33 says: Aug 21, 2011 12:49 PM

    I love how everyone knows what happened apparently. Comments like oh this is why they shouldn’t sell beer and it’s only a game ppl. None of those things are mentioned in the article…clearly u guys don’t care that you are fabricating a false story. This could have absolutely nothing to do with the teams. Especially seeing as according to the article it seems to be raider on raider crime. I’m gonna wait for the real story to come out…but my guess would be gang violence

  111. 90sniners says: Aug 21, 2011 12:53 PM

    Alcohol. This doesn’t happen without alcohol. Blame it on the ah ah ah ah ah alcohol…..

  112. bigcali4life says: Aug 21, 2011 12:53 PM

    This is why I refuse to go to preseason games. I went to the 49ers-Raiders regular season game last year and there was no incidents. The gang mentality Raider fans who show up seem to only be able to afford preseason tickets. I can look on my facebook page and saw yesterday this was coming. Raider fans were bragging how they were “gunna nok foos ot.” all week long.

    The problem is there are real fans out there, but these guys you see are straight gang members who know absoultly nothing about the team. They honestly don’t know any of the players. They show up to get drunk and to fight. Raider fans won’t admit it or go into the “those are just stories, we don’t gang up and fight people.”

    Yes, I’m a 49ers fan, so you guys might take this with a grain of salt; but I’ve seen Raider fans seriously beat up Cheifs, Dolphins, 49ers, Cowboys, Chargers, Bronco, an elderly Lions fan, and the fellow Raider fan who wore a Marcus Allen USC jersey and was beaten to a pulp because it was “red.” People talk about Philly fan, but I’m telling you Raiders fan is by far the worst in sports.

  113. gipper66 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:05 PM

    INCREDIBLE?? This has ZERO to do with fan base A being worse than fan base B. The violence at stadiums has been going on since football was strictly a college game and the players didn’t wear helmets. (Princeton v. College of New Jersey game in 1905 led to a full scale town riot that shut down the game for 40 years).
    The big difference between then and now, is that fans didn’t pack heat into the games they were watching. I know there are lots of violent and crazy people out there today, but when violence like this occurs its still disturbing. I grew up in the bay area and attended 49ers v Raiders games as a kid, and never saw even one single fist fight, let alone gun play. This attitude of “F-U for thinking about , let alone wearing the opponents colors in my stadium” is getting worse. Its not just in SF-Oakland. There are violent fans in Philly (phillies fan was killed by a mob after a game a couple of years ago), go to buffalo and wear a dolphins or patriots jersey. go to pittsburgh and wear anything ravens. go to philly and wear a dallas cowboy jersey. Some crowds are not like this at all, but its clear that we have a bad bad element in our society today, and it is not likely to go away anytime soon, unless they start DROPPING THE HAMMER on anyone who becomes violent at games. TAKE BACK THE STADIUMS and make them safe for ANYONE to go to, and kick out the bums that cause violence. and you will see families and decent people come back and the rowdy dirtbag drunks leave !!! ARRESTING, FINING, AND BIG TIME JAIL sentences will start to curtail those morons and make them either sober up or not go anymore.

  114. raider8er says: Aug 21, 2011 1:07 PM

    What a disgrace!

    Every year there is the preseason Battle Of The Bay and never has anything this ugly occurred.

    Two shootings? A bathroom beating and fist fights in the stands???

    49er fans have a rep of being comparatively tame to hardcore Raider fans. This just goes to show no matter what color jersey you are wearing the dirt and slime can’t be covered up.

    A sad morning in the Bay.

    Plus, both our teams are going to suck this year most likely.

    *Sigh*

  115. ninerdynasty says: Aug 21, 2011 1:09 PM

    shootings and beatings at a raider game? why is this news?
    Sounds like the raiders brought LA to the bay area after they moved back up.

  116. doe22us says: Aug 21, 2011 1:09 PM

    People take sports to damn seriously cmon men, i am sure they are usually the ones that never played any sports or sucked at it. A fight also broke out at the Ravens/Chiefs not to the point of what happend in SF but get a grip people. I love, watch and play lots of sports but will never in my civilized mind get worked up about it to even raise my voice at someone for supporting an opposing team.

  117. o0omorriso0o says: Aug 21, 2011 1:15 PM

    poisyourgod says: Aug 21, 2011 8:32 AM

    Philly fans need to realize that just because other teams have idiot fans doesn’t mean they aren’t still idiots, too.
    ———————————

    What an idiot you are. Every fanbase is the same as Philly (maybe not as much passion) but as far as crime and such… Your teams fanbase just the same kid. Being a fan of a certain team does not mean you automatically fall in with the rest of the fanbase. God your such an idiot if you believe that!!!

    But on the other hand it is nice to have some strong evidence that Philly fans are not the classless type that you seem to think. Eat crow haters, eat crow!!!

  118. ggreeenjr says: Aug 21, 2011 1:19 PM

    Both teams suck, what a waste of energy

  119. recon163 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:34 PM

    @ rgwhodey:

    “And they want another franchise in that area?”

    Uh no. LA wants a franchise. That is about 400 miles from the Bay Area.

    Geography is not a strong point for you huh?

  120. 49er33 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:40 PM

    Ridiculous.

    Grown men getting violent over team rivalries. Especially over two teams that suck so bad it’s hard to say which is worse.

    Hey Rich how you have so many thumbs up, is beyond me obviously a Raider fan shot his own if you cant read. You people must just skim, and just thumb up bashing comments.

  121. raiders4life says: Aug 21, 2011 1:42 PM

    Let me get this straight, a dude wearing a t-shirt which read “F-The 49ers” gets knocked the F- out by a “Fan wearing Raiders apparel”? There has to be more to this story than what is being reported, the dots just aren’t connecting here. Btw, “F- the 49ers” shirts are now available at all Raider Image stores throughout California and Nevada.

  122. goldrush36 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:44 PM

    majorseahawk says:
    Aug 21, 2011 9:50 AM
    Didn’t something like this just happen at a San Fran Giants game? Oh yeah, they got some GREAT fans in the bay area. /sarcasm

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    That happened in Los Angeles genius and it was by 2 wannabe gang bangers. Those fake fans were the reason the rams and raiders both left LA to begin with. Now your ignorance to that surprises me little seeing that you are a seahawks fan. The fact that a raiders fan shot another raiders fan shows there’s obviously more to the story and has nothing to do with SF

  123. stackraider95 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:45 PM

    “Class” and “Football”, should NEVER be in the same sentence.

  124. 1historian says: Aug 21, 2011 1:48 PM

    welcome to the hotel california

    it’s all urine, friends and neighbors, it’s ALL urine

  125. 1historian says: Aug 21, 2011 1:50 PM

    My clever comments aside this is

  126. zeussuperman says: Aug 21, 2011 1:57 PM

    east96st says: Aug 21, 2011 9:52 AM

    You want to know why everyone considers Philly fans the worse? There is one man in a coma, another one beaten, and two that got shot and you assclowns come on here and whine “woe is me!”. Clueless, self centered bastards. THAT’S why you are hated across the entire nation. No empathy, no consideration for others. You honestly think everything is about you.

    ——————————

    Says the guy from New York city, the most self-centered city in the world.

    Not to mention, east96st, you’re one of the worst trolls when it comes to “Philly is an evil city, look how bad their fans are!” — so yeah, we resent the label as “worst sports fans” and we’d be a lot less defensive about it if ignorant asses like yourself didn’t use every justification to go for the throat of the people of Philadelphia.

    Don’t complain about the fire when you’ve thrown gasoline on it in the past.

  127. dogsweat1 says: Aug 21, 2011 1:59 PM

    Any Male that uses a public toliet in San Francisco-should be on red alert!

  128. 1historian says: Aug 21, 2011 2:01 PM

    My clever comments aside – stories like this are THE biggest reason I would never even consider going to a pro sports game.

    Other reasons – cost of tickets, cost of food, cost of drinks, cost of souvenirs, cost of transportation to get there, cost to park, waiting in traffic after the game, etc.

    What to do?

    1) Buy a 6-pack of good beer $10
    2) Bag of chips or whatever $3
    3) Getting up to take a leak whenever – PRICELESS!!
    4) Steak or whatever – $12
    5) Getting up to take (another) leak whenever – PRICELESS!!!

    For some reason I just thought of something that happened many years ago. I was just about to go into the service and I was talking to a guy who had just gotten out. I asked him what was the worst thing about being in the service. He thought for a minute and then said “You have to take orders from people you wouldn’t even spit on!!”

    Now why did I think of that?

  129. drunkenagitator says: Aug 21, 2011 2:03 PM

    Your typical knuckle-dragging, grunting, alcohol-addled NFL fans, basically just loosely-organized gangs who tie the outcome of football games to their individual self-esteem. Face it, a solid 50% of these “fans” couldn’t “talk football” if their lives depended upon it. They go to games to wear their little costumes and drink as much alcohol as is humanly possible, then, when the suds run out, they become belligerent a**holes looking to punch people. It’s sad to see grown men get worked into a frenzy over whether the 49er’s are “better than” the Raiders or whatever, as if it matters. They make concert crowds look civilized in comparison.

  130. cowboyhater says: Aug 21, 2011 2:07 PM

    I see a lot philly fans speaking out on this? Please, you deserve every bit of that criticism. I would never go to your stadium to watch my skins. Fans outside the area are never welcomed, and you even have the nerve to come over to FedEx and make an a** out of yourselves. I remember in the day that the Redskin Mascot came back with the broken leg from philly, because he was pushed down an escalator after the game. Trust me, it’s justified philly. What a shame fans from philly, and oakland can’t control themselves.

  131. Meloship of the Ring says: Aug 21, 2011 2:08 PM

    Im sorry, I live in the bay area. The bay area fans are the worst. It used to be that the raiders drew notoriously bad crowds and now it’s both teams. The niner crowds are just as bad if not worse. It’s embarrassing and ridiculous what is going on with bay area football fans.

  132. briank1ne says: Aug 21, 2011 2:12 PM

    this is a damn shame… Im a niners fan that lives in philly. philly fans are classless a-holes…thats for sure. I never been to san fran. for a game. so im not sure how that goes. But for real there is a fight everytime ive been to a philly game. EVERYTIME. but a shooting? thats just complete nonsense. i never got the rivalry either. its afc nfc not even in the same division. stupid.

  133. packerzman says: Aug 21, 2011 2:19 PM

    Just one more reason to get rid of preseason games all together..like an earlier post talked about , the chances that a regular season ticket holder would be kicking the sh!%t out of another fan in the bathroom or shooting someone in the parking lot is albeit not impossible..very IMprobable and remote. The low attendance and ticket availability at these “hyped scrimmages” make it more likely that they’re a hangout for the dregs of society that would be doing the same thing..drinking and shooting people.. irregardless of where theyre at. They just get national publicity when its at a NFL game.

  134. dogsweat1 says: Aug 21, 2011 2:31 PM

    The battle of which team moves to Los Angeles first!

  135. discosucs2005 says: Aug 21, 2011 2:32 PM

    I think some people don’t seem to understand that the Bay Area does not include LA.

  136. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 21, 2011 2:43 PM

    We should all thank Mexico for sending us their trash.

  137. bigchief816 says: Aug 21, 2011 2:48 PM

    At least LA doesn’t have the same gang problems as the Bay Area….oh wait.

  138. recon163 says: Aug 21, 2011 2:55 PM

    @ 1historian:

    “I was just about to go into the service and I was talking to a guy who had just gotten out. I asked him what was the worst thing about being in the service. He thought for a minute and then said “You have to take orders from people you wouldn’t even spit on!!” Now why did I think of that?”

    After 27 years of military service I found that there were many folks like this. They had a sense of superiority over their peers and appointed superiors. They believed that they were smarter and better than everyone else and were shocked that no one agreed with them. In the matter of actually performing they were woefully inadequate and would blame everything and everybody for their professional and personal failures.

    A common trait which you evidence here:

    “My clever comments aside . . .”

    What makes you think your comments are clever?

    ” . . .stories like this are THE biggest reason I would never even consider going to a pro sports game.”

    Well yes of course the entire NFL is a lesser place because you don’t attend games.

    So why did this story make you think of that story? Probably because it is giving you a chance to proclaim your superiority over all the inferior peoples of the world, once again.

  139. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Aug 21, 2011 3:07 PM

    This is ALL the fault of illegal-immigrant MEXICAN “fans” from LA who infect the holy Bay Area when they ought to be deported to PHILADELPHIA where they can ally with the BLACKS and molest those plump Philly blonde chicks.

    San Francisco and the Bay is more RIGHTEOUS than YOU, “America”!

    Obama ’12

    Vote Socialist and Democrat you sheeple. This way, the SMART Chinese can take over in a few years, sell all your daughters to the A-RABS and SOMALIANS for love, and import some thick-lipped, big-butted AFRICANS to mate with you weak-white REPOOPLICANS from PHILADELPHIA!

    – Your welcome,

    The Atheist & Gay People’s Republic of The Great San Francisco Bay Area (and Canada).

  140. goldrush94 says: Aug 21, 2011 3:09 PM

    tatum064 says: Aug 21, 2011 9:41 AM
    Yes, but that was a “13 year road trip”

    LOL.

    You would be correct. It would take the Oakland Raiders to move to get L.A. its one ring. Only scoreboard LA has is the 88 World Series.
    —————————————————————

    0 for 2! Dude get your sports facts straight. Dodgers have 5 championships and Lakers 11 in LA.

  141. dieselfan44 says: Aug 21, 2011 3:55 PM

    pre-season people…PRE-season…not that if it was regular season it would condone such idiotic behavior, but damn!…hope the v

  142. bizzyb559 says: Aug 21, 2011 5:36 PM

    Some people are just ignorant. It’s sad news, but not all that uncommon. I have been a Raider fan since I was a kid, but I don’t go to the games because all the idiots running around.

    The last game I went to, I personally saw 9 people cuffed up, some guy pissing in the corner of the bathroom, drunk or delusional people screaming profanity at the opposing team (like it makes a difference), and several fights. The NFL cannot deny this is a problem. They should count the number of Parole Agents, Probation Officers, and Oakland Police Officers at the game if they think this is not serious.

    It’s a shame I cannot go see the team I like because of all the derilicts running around with no shame, character or self respect. I understand there are many who attend the game who are not as those described above, but it only takes a handfull of hulligans to ruin your experience and who in their right mind would subject their family to such an environment.

    The NFL and the owners really need to clean things up. Until then, I will just stay at home and watch on TV.

    Peace

  143. axespray says: Aug 21, 2011 6:47 PM

    weren’t viking fans encouraging this kind of behavoir to happen to Packer fans?

    you know, when they were calling us “classless” for not having a millionaire athelete go on a field trip with the team….

    Suppose the guys that got jumped were beat up cause “They’re classless” … smh.

  144. kevinhello says: Aug 21, 2011 7:54 PM

    California TOTALLY needs another professional sports team….

  145. briank1ne says: Aug 21, 2011 8:37 PM

    i got a solution…only for preseason games…ban alcohol. and let people smoke weed in the stands…ok well maybe not only for preseason games. maybe for everywhere. oops there goes the violence and the economy crisis. you guys are genius.

  146. mogogo1 says: Aug 21, 2011 11:05 PM

    Whoever is responsible should go to prison for a very long time. And whoever backed the dude’s play to wear “F- the 49ers” shirt…well, you’re either a total moron or a very bad friend.

  147. mogogo1 says: Aug 21, 2011 11:13 PM

    @bizzyb559

    You’re 100% correct. The NFL got caught thinking this sort of behavior only happened at Dodger games. What we’re starting to see is soccer hooliganism beginning to make its way over here.

    Tickets go up constantly…it’s no longer a real family alternative to see more than maybe one or two NFL games a year. You either get the rich/corporate sponsors who don’t give a crap and show up late and leave early, or you get the rabid fans whose entire identity it wrapped up in the team. (I know there is an in-between these extremes, but that group shrinks with every price increase. Don’t tell me that you’re not watching more games on TV now that the recession is still on.) The NFL says “Charge what the market will bear.” Well, they’d better be prepared to deal with that market.

  148. slapyourselfstupid says: Aug 22, 2011 12:02 AM

    What has happened in California is the adaptation of sports teams to reflect your loyalty as to which City and “side” you represent in gang culture, on a large scale. With the “Northern/Southern” California gang civil war, allegiance is displayed by teams that are geographically located to the participants. Northern California over the last 20 years has had a huge influx of Southern California gangs establishing presence. They Nortenos wear red and usually wear 49er gear, where as Southerners will wear Raiders gear and to a lesser extent Charger gear as well, since both Los Angeles and San Diego are the biggest cities in So Cal. Don’t get me wrong, to certain extent there are by no means an obligation to have to choose to wear the teams colors, but it is a generalization and an easy way as an identifier who you rep one side or another. As such, there are Nortenos of course in Oakland and surrounding areas that are Raider fans as well. What I have seen over the last 10 or so years is a “football bangin’” mentality, that even so those with no participation in a gang view any insults and bickering from an opposing fan as a sign of disrespect, and to not “man up” is showing weakness. There are a few variables one can throw in the mix, i.e. alcohol, just wanting to pick a fight, etc. but I share the same sentiment with many of you that it has gotten out of hand. I have been up North and had good times in San Francisco to watch a Giants game, but a few fans that are tanked up want to “politick” over my jersey. Sad indeed. Same thing with L.A., where a decent amount of their Dodger fan base they have a Patriarch Alpha male complex where they have to feel better about themselves by drinking it up and talking smack. And I can certainly say that it is reciprocated and almost every stadium I have been to there are always fights between fans. Down in San Diego the Charger/Raider games are marred with violence, all the time, with a heavy L.A. gang influx coming down and local Charger fans and “bangers” have an unsettling antangonistic feeling towards the “Invasion”.
    I used to watch those soccer match riots were people died and wondered, what the hell for? So stupid. Of course, Alcohol and ethnic pride are the motives for such violence. I had a feeling it would slowly creep into our pasttimes sooner than later due to humanities lack of compassion and ignorance, along with the proliferation of the California “gangster” lifestyle.

    And people, enough with the “Illegal” or “Mexican” assumptions that truly display your ignorance along with an embedded fear, because last time I checked, a coward like the shooter can be anyone, of any ethnicity. And you people that do not have anything positive to say about California must have a jealousy complex. Its bad everywhere. Go ahead and name your “beautiful” state and we can easily find parts that are just as run down, if not mimic the California lifestyle. Grow up. I hope all of us can enjoy the game and be respectful without making acccusations or uneducated judgements. Peace.

  149. japadacktle49 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:15 AM

    This issue is one of the reasons I sell or give away my preseason tickets. 99% of these idiots do not attend regular season games, they get free/$5 tickets liquor up, drug up & fight each-other these are degenerate ignorant gangster’s that have no business in a public setting and most likely end-up in our State Correctional facilities or yours.
    I have been a 49er season ticket holder for years and like any other pro sporting event in the country you do have your occasional drunken scuffles but for the most part Candlestick is a safe environment with plenty of Police & security presence.

  150. txhc says: Aug 22, 2011 5:25 AM

    “laeaglefan says:
    Aug 21, 2011 10:12 AM
    What happened to the days when a little boy could go to a game with his father and not worry about getting assaulted?”

    They still exist in most other places outside of California and Philly.

  151. 1bigtex says: Aug 22, 2011 10:13 AM

    I’ve delayed commenting on the actions at Candlestick over the weekend for several reasons, but mainly to collect my thoughts on the subject.

    What are we coming to? After watching videos of fights in the stands and the parking lots, what are we coming to? Why do we have posters on here telling us “That’s what happens when you wear your gear into enemy territory.” What? At what point is it acceptable to attack someone over clothing? And why have we become such a nation of videographers? There’s a fight going on in the parking lot and instead of behaving as responsible citizens and adults should and taking steps to quell the hostility, we all have to grab our cell phones and get the footage. What is going on? Do you think that Spielberg is going to call you up and offer you a job because he loved the way you framed the shot? Take some action. Step in as a group and grab the combatants and stop this nonsense. It continues to happen because we, as a society, permit it to happen. When will society decide that it’s had enough? Would we rather curb the behavior or live with it? Put me down for the former.

  152. suckitphilly says: Aug 22, 2011 4:20 PM

    You philly fans are despicable, using this story to try and clear your name. Just because these Bay Area fans suck, does not mean that you don’t CONTINUE to suck. You just suck by a different ocean!

  153. dallasbaby says: Aug 25, 2011 10:03 AM

    These idiots are ruining the game for all of us who like to enjoy and talk trash, but leave it at talking. So ridiculous and unnecessary.

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