Panthers say they have identified violent fan, contacted police

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The ugly incident in the stands last night in Carolina has attracted the attention of the Panthers and the police.

The Panthers say they were able to identify the fan who was caught on tape punching another fan late in Thursday night’s loss to the Eagles.

“We have reviewed video tape of the incident and have identified the perpetrator. We are working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to pursue charges to the fullest extent of the law,” Panthers Executive Director of Risk Management Lance Emory said. “The Carolina Panthers are committed to a fan-friendly and family-friendly stadium experience. The behavior exhibited by the perpetrator is unacceptable and will not be condoned at Bank of America Stadium.”

The league office has also said it takes the matter seriously and that league security is looking into the incident.

64 responses to “Panthers say they have identified violent fan, contacted police

  1. Man I hope that dude he hit was +65 so they can charge that punk with assault on an elderly person. Carries another 10 years on top of regular battery charges.

  2. The punk needs to spend some real time in jail. Hes a punk so he probably has no real assets to get sued over…which is too paid. Hope the courts garnish his wages for whatever that guy can get. The Panthers should apologize also for having such cruddy security.

  3. This dude is classic living in the “Me First World”. What a douche he and his girlfriend are for standing the whole game disrupting the view for the peeps sitting behind them. Gets called out for it and adds to his errors punching a defenseless man in the face. Real Winner, I’m sure he thinks that he did nothing wrong.

  4. The guys will hopefully get a good stint in the pokey where he probably will be able to get a lot of autographs from a lot of former players.

  5. Don’t go to NFL games. You wouldn’t believe the scum that is in the stands. The things they say to women and children. It’s a disgrace. These types of guys never hit someone that can fight back…. just another low life. A younger man should have stood up and cracked him.

  6. Makes me furious just watching that video.

    For the people who can’t believe that nobody did anything – between the shock of a suddenly violent incident and fear of getting involved, it’s really not a surprise. I’m sure there’s a couple of men there that regret they didn’t do more.

  7. It’s a sad reflection of the lack,of respect for our fellow humans that is appalling. The art of parenting has been lost along with the respect for the law it’s no wonder this is the result. You didn’t see this type of behavior 50 years ago but in today’s PC world you have to coddle the babies with a trophy instead a boot up their butt. And stay off my lawn too …dammit!

  8. In this case I don’t blame the panthers or their fans. No way security could have stopped this and full credit to the panthers fan who stepped in between as soon as the first punch was thrown. I might have been a bit Moreno physical in stopping This Dbag, but I don’t blame anyone for not wanting to escalate.

    Being an eagles fan and getting the bad rep based on that when really I think most of our fans are awesome, I know how it feels to be label because of the few and I won’t do the same to panthers fans. They may not be the zealots we are in Philly but I think Carolina is pretty good fan base.

  9. I think the vast majority of people who attend NFL games are there to enjoy the game, the atmosphere, the food, etc. The people shown in the video are few and far between, the only difference is that no one is recording the other 50K+ fans cheering, high fiving, laughing, etc.

  10. Let’s give the older man some credit he took the best this punk had do offer and he didn’t go down !

  11. They found him. People that know him said he’s a real piece of trash. He’s about to be someone’s girlfriend. That’s for sure.

  12. That punch to the face is what it’s like being a Vikings fan. On the bright side the man will now be a millionaire after suing the kid, the NFL and the panthers for providing a dangerous environment and inadequate security. I doubt the kid was the holder of the PSL so the holder who either sold or gave him the tickets will also be liable in a lawsuit. $ Cha Ching

  13. I will not ever go to the B of A stadium for sure – time – traffic parking – money – risks like this jerk – rude fans – etc. I had a Seagull fan last time I went to B oF A standing in front of me shouting and blocking my view of whole the game.

    Also Glad I went to bed at half-time last night and did not have to suffer through an inept Panther’s second Half!

    Get someone who can draft real players J.R.!

  14. tostitochip says:
    October 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Eagles fan separating two Panthers fans LOL
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I saw a decent human being protecting a defenseless guy from a real piece of garbage. Their clothing is largely irrelevant… as well it should be.

  15. The fix for this is pretty simple. If people are being idiots at games and obstructing your view of the game, walk to the aisle, go find security and let them handle it. It will save you a knuckle sandwich

  16. Nofoolnodrool says:
    October 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm
    It’s a sad reflection of the lack,of respect for our fellow humans that is appalling. The art of parenting has been lost along with the respect for the law it’s no wonder this is the result. You didn’t see this type of behavior 50 years ago but in today’s PC world you have to coddle the babies with a trophy instead a boot up their butt. And stay off my lawn too …dammit!

    *********************************************
    That’s a sweet little story, but seriously? You obviously weren’t around 50 years ago. I’ve lived in every region of the United States, and I can tell you there was way more of this stuff going on 50 years ago. We just didn’t have cell phone cameras. You were right about some things though, but let me add some details. The kids that got the boot from their parents were the kids doing most of the brutalizing. Lol. Nice try though. I know you meant well.

  17. That punk needs to go to jail for a long while. He’ll already get sued for everything he’s got or is worth (and should be). What kind of “tough guy” hits an old man like that and then runs away from the incident? He’ll get what’s coming to him, one way or another. What a prick.

  18. vikesfansteve says:
    October 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm
    That punch to the face is what it’s like being a Vikings fan. On the bright side the man will now be a millionaire after suing the kid, the NFL and the panthers for providing a dangerous environment and inadequate security. I doubt the kid was the holder of the PSL so the holder who either sold or gave him the tickets will also be liable in a lawsuit. $ Cha Ching

    ———-

    Unless the kid himself has millions in assets, how will “suing the kid” make the guy a millionaire?

    Now if the guy sues the Panthers……

  19. I love going to games against the Eagles, both in NJ and in Philly…

    Philly fans are usually the cheap shot artists, well them along with Jets fans…

  20. As a long time avid NFL fan and season ticket holder I am finding it harder to support the league and its teams. It seems that all of the news originating from the league, players, coaches and owners is negative and sometimes violent. It is a crying shame that we spend more time speaking about players kneeling, snorting cocaine, fights, etc., than actually enjoying and talking about the games. The NFL has a major publicity crisis on its hands and will continue to lose fans at its current pace.

  21. That’s a sweet little story, but seriously? You obviously weren’t around 50 years ago. I’ve lived in every region of the United States, and I can tell you there was way more of this stuff going on 50 years ago. We just didn’t have cell phone cameras. You were right about some things though, but let me add some details. The kids that got the boot from their parents were the kids doing most of the brutalizing. Lol. Nice try though. I know you meant well.

    5

    Hate to pop your bubble snowflake but I will 72 soon and remember people had a much different view on public discourse and respect for each other. The sixties changednthat a great deal but my high school years in the 60’s you were fearful of school administrators and teachers….and importantly your parents. So you are clueless in your answer, but nice try being all knowing…lol.

  22. Good for the person who shared this video, that give the chance to Panthers organization and police to make justice!!!

  23. Putting the violent and unacceptable assault aside…

    It is a horrible reflection on society that so many people believe they have the right to simply be rude, reflected in the behavior and acceptance of behavior that after paying for a ticket they can stand up and rudely block the view of those behind them as they please. And why are the sports team in fear of doing the right thing and protecting their PAYING customers’ rights to view an event, after paying for a SEAT to that event?

  24. LA Rams season ticket holder here. Those who think it’s cool to stand the whole game are a-holes. I have bad knees and can’t stand for long periods of time, just disrespectful to stand the entire time.

  25. Nofoolnodrool says:
    October 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm
    That’s a sweet little story, but seriously? You obviously weren’t around 50 years ago. I’ve lived in every region of the United States, and I can tell you there was way more of this stuff going on 50 years ago. We just didn’t have cell phone cameras. You were right about some things though, but let me add some details. The kids that got the boot from their parents were the kids doing most of the brutalizing. Lol. Nice try though. I know you meant well.

    5

    Hate to pop your bubble snowflake but I will 72 soon and remember people had a much different view on public discourse and respect for each other.

    Speaking of public discourse and respect, one thing I can tell you for sure, there were fewer trolls back then.

  26. Good luck standing up in a movie theater and blocking the view of those behind you from seeing the movie. Yet, it has become totally acceptable to do so at sporting events. These leagues, and their franchises, have become customer unfriendly and that is why so many long time fans no longer attend the games.

  27. johnnybandwagon says:
    October 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    9er Raiders fights were more gang affiliated fights than rival fan fights.
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    Well that should make everybody feel better!!!

  28. between the shock of a suddenly violent incident and fear of getting involved, it’s really not a surprise

    You’re right. For a quick reaction you have to be mentally prepared for such a thing in most cases, and that requires some practice at it. People out trying to enjoy some entertainment usually aren’t in that frame of mind.
    These days, my radar is always up when I’m in a crowd.

  29. Speaking of public discourse and respect, one thing I can tell you for sure, there were fewer trolls back then.

    So I guess you now have some friends. I doubt from your comments you are in a position to pass judgement and reflect the attitude of the dude on the video.

    Hopefully the old guy was ok and it’s great that young troll will get his due.

  30. NFL encourages a punk culture with the garbage that passes for “music” blaring continuously to supposedly keep us entertained. I go to Charlotte or Atlanta to see a football game, not get a headache and go deaf.

  31. So you quote me where I said, he will sue the NFL, Panthers, the kid and the PSL holder and you go on to say not if he sues the kid but sues the panthers. And that’s exactly what I’d said.

    Are you sure you’re the one who got hit in the nugget genius?

    nhpats says:
    October 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm
    vikesfansteve says:
    October 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm
    That punch to the face is what it’s like being a Vikings fan. On the bright side the man will now be a millionaire after suing the kid, the NFL and the panthers for providing a dangerous environment and inadequate security. I doubt the kid was the holder of the PSL so the holder who either sold or gave him the tickets will also be liable in a lawsuit. $ Cha Ching

    ———-

    Unless the kid himself has millions in assets, how will “suing the kid” make the guy a millionaire?

    Now if the guy sues the Panthers……

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