An ugly fight among fans at Sunday’s 49ers game left two hurt and two others arrested.
Santa Clara Police tell ABC 7 that two male victims were taken to the hospital, and one of them has severe head injuries. Two men were arrested for felony assault.
The video of the fight is appalling, and it’s all too familiar to fans who have seen incidents like this at NFL games before. The vast majority of NFL fans go to watch a football game, not to get into a brawl, but the few who engage in violence are a major problem, and a problem the NFL hasn’t been able to stop despite public statements about wanting to improve the in-stadium experience for fans and making security a priority.
This doesn’t appear to be a case of violence among fans of rival teams, as all four men seen on the video were wearing 49ers jerseys. Police have said nothing about whether the fans knew each other or had any previous run-in.
In an email to ABC 7, 49ers spokesman Roger Hackers wrote: “The 49ers are aware of the incident and have been in close contact with Santa Clara police to assist in any way possible on the matter.”
This is the second time police have made an arrest for a violent crime during a 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium, which opened this year.