Two 49ers fans arrested, two injured in fight at Levi’s Stadium

AP

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.

181 responses to “Two 49ers fans arrested, two injured in fight at Levi’s Stadium

  1. A bunch of losers! Get a life if you want fight go somewhere else. Maybe you should join the MMA

  2. Keep selling alcohol and this will keep happening. It’s starting to get ridiculous. Not even worth going to an NFL game, unless you’re training to cage fight.

  3. The 49ers fan base is disgraceful to this league!!!

    In Arizona, these guys walk around picking fights EVERY time there is a game here.

    LOSERS fight at NFL games. LOSERS!!!!

  4. And yet the teams are fighting for these blackout rules. Would most normal fans want to be put situations where you have to deal with belligerent drunks or stay at home with family and friends to watch the game?

  5. But at least they didn’t throw snowballs at Santa, right? I mean, they aren’t monsters!

    *sigh*

  6. this is why people are afraid to take their kids to games. I am as big of a Redskins fanatic as they come, but this is NOT a gang! People have the right to attend games as a different fan and not have to worry about dying!

  7. Here we go again. Out of all the games this weekend, im sure that the only people arrested were Niners fans and at Levi stadium. #HehateUS

  8. A lot of Raiders fans have jumped on the 9ers bandwagon the last couple years since the 9ers have gotten good again. I work the games at both stadiums and 9ers games feel like Raiders game used to when they were winning.

  9. so stupid those tickets cost an arm and a leg and you go and get in fights. what a waste of a seat that could of been used by respectable fans. dont use this to predetermine an entire fan base thats 4 people in a stadium of 68,000+

  10. I simply do not understand this. This behavior makes me nervous to take my 7+ month prgenant wife to her first NFL game and my children in the future. Unfortuantely, this isn’t only a football problem. I recently read about an assault outside LAA Angels game. Coming from a lifelong philly fan who has engaged in my fairshare or boo birds and taunting it always ended in a joke and a smile (however i know we have our rep bc of some morons). At the end of the day it’s a GAME and people need to find better things to fight for. sorry for the rant. carry on.

  11. What happened to the “whine and cheese” crowd.
    On one side our fan base has never been falsely accused of winning the many big games this team has had in its history. Un like our neighbors to the north who are dumb enough to believe that they have a hand in a games outcome. But stories like this are why I prefer to watch from my couch then put up with the fools you find at the games now.

  12. 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.”

    All the sudden the 49ers want to help Law Enforcement? When will they be helping on the Ray McDonald case? O wait, we all forgot, they know he is innocent!!

  13. There is no jail in the Philly stadium, hasn’t been there for several years. In contrast, the Black Hole and now Levi Stadium seem to be leading the way with unruly fans. Not mention the problems at baseball games in your state including a death. But some folks still want to talk about snowballs and a drunk Santa at Franklin Field in the 1960s…

  14. i’ve been to one game in person and that was it for me. i don’t need to spend $100 to hear “F you” every thirty seconds

  15. Put that dude in prison. How he was allowed to walk away after throwing all those sucker punches is beyond me. Everyone in that bathroom should have jumped on top of him and held him down until the police arived.

  16. I don’t get this.

    2000 NLCS. In Shea Stadium. Game 4 of a sweep.

    I’m sitting next to two St Louis Cardinals fans.

    7-0 complete game by Mike Hampton.

    We were talking the whole game. Buying each other beers. Zero animosity between us. We were taking pictures and hugging each other after the game.

  17. strongisland36 says:
    Oct 6, 2014 1:19 PM
    Keep selling alcohol and this will keep happening. It’s starting to get ridiculous. Not even worth going to an NFL game, unless you’re training to cage fight.

    ________________

    Dont you ever suggest the banning of alcohol again.

  18. Sad to say but I didn’t even need to see this video to know hispanics with tattoos were involved. Might be an incendiary comment…but it’s the absolute truth.

  19. I have been a Redskins season ticket holder for a few years, yes I love football, and there have never been any fights but there is almost always one confrontation that is one beer away from being a fight. I have had to pull my wife and mother in law out of the line of fire of guys that were about to get into a fight several times. I get it. I enjoy the tailgating as much as anyone but there comes a time in every adults life where they have to realize that while it is great to hang out with people, drink a few beers and even bust on some opposing fans, it is no longer cool to get into fist fights.

    That said, this has literally nothing to do with the NFL and is not their problem. This is a stadium security issues. I know the cool thing to do these days is to jump on the NFL blame train but it simply doesn’t fit here.

  20. ————————————————-
    daburgher says:
    Oct 6, 2014 1:17 PM
    Seems like this only happens in the great state of CA
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    Ahem. This happens quite a bit in Philly, New York, and Boston.

    This is not a “California thing.”

    This is a “49er thing.”

  21. bigmikeskinsfan says: Oct 6, 2014 1:20 PM

    hey daburgher

    Philly has a jail IN its stadium…so shut your mouth already.

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    The Vet had a holding cell and small courtroom in it. The Linc doesn’t, so it’s been ten years since that was a thing. Check your facts. Also, going to a skins game is absolutely horrible. I’ve been to a few and was threatened with violence throughout the entire afternoon each time. Also saw grown men berating and screaming in the face of a 12 year old kid simply because he had the wrong team’s jersey on. Nothing but white trash at that stadium.

  22. I’m going to hold my breath until InBev steps up and issues a statement where they ban the sale of their products at Levi Stadium until the NFL steps ups and improves security………Where you at InBev? Nike?

  23. Imagine that. You can also find a video of San Fran fans fighting with Cardinals fans a few weeks ago. It’s time for EVERY stadium to start putting police in away team jerseys in the stands. ESPECIALLY when the visiting team is the Raiders, Niners or Cowboys. Dislike all you want, you know im right.

  24. Why does this crap happen in SF moreso than any other stadium? Seems every “fight video” is from a 49er game.

  25. Spend $200 to go to a game, only to spend a few nights in the hospital.

    Making billions of dollars and the NFL still cant assure a safe time at a game. I understand there are morons cheering for every team, but how hard is it to keep your hands to yourself in a mens room?

    I have gone to a few games, had plenty to drink. The only questionable thing I’ve ever seen was people handing around booze bottles in the rest room, rival fans and all in on it being merry .

    After all its just a game…

  26. Good to see the Santa Clara fans are as classless, morally corrupt and character lacking as the players they follow. Harbaugh’s impact apparently reaches beyond the locker room.

    For those Bay Area fans searching for a classy, integrity rich and character driven team led by an iron-willed optimist you are welcome to jump on the Hawks and come enjoy the next 4 consecutive SB championships!

  27. What’s the big deal? It’s not like they were booing a drunken Santa Claus who was staggering around with his beard hanging off 45 years ago. I know, I know, thumbs down.

  28. Should be easy to ID the perps. One guy’s name was Smith and the other Gore. (see their shirts) Or just look for pea-brain, tough guy wannabe idiots. Sad.

  29. There’s like upwards of 70k people at any given game. So what? A few got in a fight? How are you going to manage that many people and figure out which four are going to go at it?

    This is a non-story. There’s fights at anything anyone goes to publicly.

  30. This happened before the game. I don’t think alcohol sales inside the stadium had much to do with it.

    Perhaps the nanny state would like a sobriety checkpoint at all entrances?

  31. If these idiots would have just put their hands over their heads and danced, like the rest of the 49er fans, this wouldn’t of happened.

  32. Team should only sell 420 instead of alcohol. I’m still blown out how all these politician keep trying to keep herbs out but keep allowing a drug that causes this type of behavior.. lobbyist .. its all about who pays them off! smh.

  33. Ummm… why is person with the camera phone filming inside the mens room in the first place?

    Isn’t that a little strange? Makes me wonder if he knew the guy who threw the sucker punch & knew what he was going to do…

  34. I am in my mid 30’s, and I must admit, of all the games i’ve been to, the bathroom is almost always where the smacktalk and belligerence gets WAY out of hand. I would only assume because the number of people crammed into each bathroom is pretty great, so people are already frustrated, and then add to that that the reason they’re in there in the first place is because they broke their ‘seal’ from drinking way too much.

  35. Anheuser-Busch is outraged and demands an explanation as to what could have altered the judgement of fans in such a way to make poor decisions and resort to violence in a restroom.

  36. “Ummm… why is person with the camera phone filming inside the mens room in the first place?”

    It is California after all. That stuff is normal there

  37. goawayeverybody says:
    Oct 6, 2014 1:36 PM
    Ahem. This happens quite a bit in Philly, New York, and Boston.

    This is not a “California thing.”

    This is a “49er thing.”
    ============================

    A 49er thing? Got it. So the 49er fans were the ones starting fights in Anaheim yesterday? And probably also the ones starting fights at the Dodger games too. Those 49er fans sure do get around quite a bit.

    The truth hurts, but its time to accept it. This is, in fact, a California thing. Fights at spoting events up and down the state of California have been in the news for that last 10 years. Most of which have resulted in serious injuries.

    Why has this been a trend in California, who knows? But it is what it is.

  38. So they moved closer to Silicon Valley because they thought they would get a better crowd…and they were wrong.

  39. Society needs to focus on ending violence period. Rather than dedicating time to ending domestic violence, it’s time to start treating all assaults in the same manner. What happened in that video is far worse than what Ray Rice did, and I don’t think any progress will be made until we start to realize that nobody has the right to put their hands on anyone regardless of gender.

  40. I would NEVER attend an NFL game in the Bay Area. I would like to live a bit longer.

  41. mantastic54 said:

    “Society needs to focus on ending violence period.”

    Dude… what are you doing on this site? This is a FOOTBALL site. Football is a violent game.

    smh.

    The stupid stuff that people type.

    smh.

  42. I went to the Bears @ 49ers game and constantly felt like I was being harassed just beyond the acceptable levels.

    Look, I’m there in the other guys’ house in my bears jersey and hat having a good time and enjoying the game, but dudes screaming in my face, trying to knock my beer out of my hand while walking down stairs to my seat, and generally being massive jerks really took away from the total experience of the game.

    49ers fans are getting worse and worse. I’ve been to several games over the last few years and they’re officially worse than Raiders fans.

    The fact that some jerkwad in the line to get into the game was screaming “CUTLER SUCKS” over and over *right in my ear* was a little out of hand. Look, talk your smack – tell me Cutler sucks, cheer for the 49ers, whatever. But get out of my ear, and don’t get in my face about it.

    Ridiculous and honestly pretty embarrassing for the team.

  43. Guess I should rethink wearing my Philip Rivers jersey in Oakland this Sunday. Sucks that I can’t even support my team out of fear of getting jumped by a bunch of ghetto posers that don’t know anything about football.

  44. 9er’s fans even fight among themselves…..yeah right, nobodies got it better than you in jail for felony assault.

  45. This is embarrassing as a Niner fan…Joe public is lame and cant handle their alcohol. BTW no way these are true fans, just a bunch of punks who cant handle their beers and are insecure with themselves.

    Still its a black eye on our organization get it together brass, and put an end to this crap. I am tired of defending you guys (ownership).

  46. What do you expect? Put too many mice in a cage and they fight and kill each other. How many people in Ca.?

  47. I stopped going to games last year. For the most part it can be fun- BUT – when I think about the HDTV experience on 70″ flat screen which actually costs less than a seat license at M&T Bank, plus no lines for the restroom, or outrageously priced food and beverages — and no drunken idiots bludgeoning each other — it was a no-brainer. I’ll watch the games at home. I would never – never take my kids to an NFL game and I have been to several stadiums over the last decade. It is much worse now than ever before. I was in Heinz Field once and saw a fan in a Rapeyberger jersey and Ngata jersey beating the snot out of each other in the parking lot. I wanted to tell these guys that neither Ben nor Haloti would take the time to whiz on them if they were on fire — but what would be the point. They would continue to fight over a team of professionals paid under contract to play for a particular franchise located in their city. The game day experience can be a lot of fun – but at this stage of life with a family & kids – I can enjoy the game with the comforts at home without the enormous price tag and dangerous drunks.

  48. Not sure it was at an NFL game; the fact they’re all wearing Niners jerseys means this also might have just been a classroom for “differently abled” adults.

  49. I’m not the type to ever profile…but there is a trend in the certain type of 49er fans involved in these melee’s.

    I would not be surprised at all if these incidences were gang-related.

  50. If I had a genie to grant me 3 wishes the first would be for California to break off and sink into the Pacific ocean. As my gran used to always say Cali is the land of fruits and nuts, no one else acts like this.

  51. Why does this happen at SF games more than any other?

    Classless?

    Check.

    Clueless?

    Check.

    And here the NFL is running around saying they have to offer wi-fi to get fans to the game because that way they can check their fantasy teams.

    Not the cost of tickets.

    Not this crap.

    Lack of wireless.

  52. There is literally nothing more pathetic than fighting over millionaires who have no idea you exist and wouldn’t care one bit about you even if they did. I’m a California resident myself and get so sick and tired of stories like this. I hope my Dodgers play (and beat) the Giants in the NLCS, but let’s try to keep all the beating on the field. Did people learn nothing from the Brian Stow incident?

  53. I hate the fact that as a 49er fan who has been going to games for about 20 years now, I’m getting lumped into the same grouping as these idiots. It’s nice to blame it on the nfl, alcohol, or even stadium security as so many of these posts are pointing out…but you can’t. These guys were going to fight regardless, whether it be at the game, the bar, or at home. It’s the individuals that need to be blamed and punished…not us fans. I’m embarrassed to share a team affiliation with these morons, but I accept it because I don’t have a choice. But what can you do? Stop selling alcohol? A..no chance due to the ridiculous amounts of revenue that brings in, and B. why punish the 98% of us that can drink beer and not act like a total felon at the games. And what is the stadium going to do? Aside from putting armed security officers in every bathroom, there’s really nothing they can do. The onus is on the legal system. You have to discourage these kinds of people from ever doing this in the first place. Increase the sentencing…I don’t know a lot about the legal system, but make this a felony offense. I know this is a blanket statement, but a lot of the people I’ve seen fight at games have priors. If a stupid fight at a football game is your 3rd strike, so be it. Make the punishment for this behavior so severe, that people are forced to take notice and think about their actions before engaging in a bathroom brawl. It’s really the only way you can increase the safety without alienating all of your well behaved fans.

  54. now that there is video of this incident, this man will be the one suffering in jail for many months , hopefully years to come

  55. I’ll be at the November game wearing Seattle gear with my daughter…. If she gets touched in any way shape or form, you will all be reading about an “incident” at Levi stadium but it won’t be assault…. Get me?
    This kind of stuff doesn’t go on at the clink….. GO HAWKS!

  56. Come watch a Panthers game. It is actually a safe and fun place to spend a Sunday with a family. Not even from here or a fan, but it’s nice here in Cackalacky.

  57. If this was in my Philly – ESPN would have this as the top story the whole week. Wonder where it will HIDE it in which segment – maybe 2am overnight….

  58. What a cheap shot! these “gangsta’s” can’t fight! it is ALWAYS a cheap sucker punch that starts it!

  59. bigmikeskinsfan says: Oct 6, 2014 1:20 PM

    hey daburgher

    Philly has a jail IN its stadium…so shut your mouth already.
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    Ummmm…no – not a jail – a small courtroom to bring a speedy trial / hearing right on the spot. But that was the VET – not the LINC. Doesn’t have it here when opened in 2003. Typical SKINS fan – uneducated of course… Feel a bit small here?

  60. Like checking ID, maybe they should check how much of a guy’s underwear is showing before they let him in.

    If you can’t or won’t wear your pants up like a normal person, you’re out.

  61. real tough guy,

    standing over a KO’d dude his buddy put down, and punching him over and over again.

    scumbags.
    year in and year out, all we hear is the trash that comes to the 49ers games..

    yet philly threw snowballs at a skinny drunk in the 70’s.
    pathetic.

  62. Don’t tell me…… Let me guess. They were wearing Aldon Smith jersey’s?

  63. They pull this at EVERY stadium!! They pulled it last week in AZ. 49er fans are the worst. They even fight their own!! PATHETIC

  64. Every NFL game I have ever been to has something like this going on. Fighting in the stands, repeated cursing around children, threatening visiting fans, etc. I would *never* take my young daughter to an NFL game, ever. There is just far too much of this kind of thing going on between drunken fans and an overall aggressive atmosphere.

  65. There have been fights in the stands and parking lots since Halas was a pup…. The cops and courts handled it and the NFL is still here bigger is not better than ever… so butt out!!

  66. Starts from the top.

    Classless coach, classless players, classless fans.

    Not that hard to figure out.

  67. Whoever took the video needs to be detained, questioned and possible charged also, the video looks like they meant to video tape right at that incident. Premeditation should show involvement, accessory to a crime.

  68. If these criminals are not season ticket holders, then the ticket holder who sold these tickets to a broker and/or directly to these idiots should lose their account permanently.

    If I can’t use my tickets at Lambeau Field, and no trusted family member can use them, I eat the cost and no one uses the tickets.

    I heartily endorse a “one strike and you’re out” policy on all stadium misconduct issues.

  69. im a niners fan that lives in az and i have cards fans that start crap with me every time i go to a niners vs cards game. i broke up another fight in the redzone at the niners cards game a few weeks ago and a cards fan tried to fight me after it was broken up. alcohol is involved every time and my 6 year old son doesnt understand why i wont take him to a cards game

  70. And by the way… I’m a Cali resident and I hope it breaks off in the ocean too…. Lol on another note… Just because I have my daughter with me doesn’t mean Im not under cover wearing Seattle gear……. Hmmmmm better think twice miner fans…..

  71. Oh, I went to an Oakland game in Oakland wearing my Hawks jersey…. Didn’t have one problem at all… It did help that I’m 6’4 225 and fit 😀😁

  72. amph16 says:Oct 6, 2014 1:49 PM

    cadan24 says:

    The reason it happens so much in California, Northern and Southern is the high percentage of Hispanics. Notice about 100% of these cases, including this one and the Brian Stow case, they are involved

    ——————-

    Also, I want this enshrined in the “worst profootballtalk posts of all time.” How are you that racist in the 2010s?

    You can be right without being racist.

  73. I guess they couldn’t afford security after building a stadium.

    Thankfully the stadium has Wifi so we can just let fans surrounded in violence record the gang-like assaults.

    Few weeks ago we saw Cards and Niner fans punching each other down stairs.

    Now we have 49’ers fans beating up other 49’ers fans….

    Beating up people in the stands isn’t going to help you win superbowls….

  74. 5to46hawkfan says:Oct 6, 2014 2:27 PM

    I’ll be at the November game wearing Seattle gear with my daughter…. If she gets touched in any way shape or form, you will all be reading about an “incident” at Levi stadium but it won’t be assault…. Get me?
    This kind of stuff doesn’t go on at the clink….. GO HAWKS!
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    I’ve been to the CLink in my Niners jersey. It took guys untill the 4rd quarter to work up the nerves to say anything to me, but yes this does happen. I also watched a guy puke on 3 people in front of him and fall down those extra steep stairs that they have there.

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  75. This fight broke out before the kickoff.

    Easy.

    Just give a breathalyzer to everyone as they enter.

    If you blow over the limit, you’re not allowed in.

    Let’s see this type of scum come up with enough cash to get drunk on stadium beer.

  76. Why don’t we go all XFL.

    we have a fan zone that is filled with all the degenerate “tough guys”.
    they enter 45 minutes before the game, they can bring their trashy families and everyone can fist fight before the game..

    Winners get ball first.

  77. All the incidents in the Bay come from the 49er fans and their stadiums. Yet all we hear is mouthbreather jokes about Raider fans.

    Raider fans have more class, and faith in their team (see what a streak like the Raiders last 10 years would do to the 49er fan base) than any of these chucklehead losers.

    Stay at home. Watch MLB.

  78. trubroncfan07 says:
    Oct 6, 2014 1:24 PM
    A lot of Raiders fans have jumped on the 9ers bandwagon the last couple years since the 9ers have gotten good again. I work the games at both stadiums and 9ers games feel like Raiders game used to when they were winning.

    Get out of here with this garbage. I have seen some nasty fights at Raider games. Not going to pretend there isn’t plenty of trash fans, but Niner games are by far filled with the most trash of all sporting events I have been too.

    The homeboys with their mongolian haircuts and nike cortez shoes think they are some bad hombres. Even the women fans their try to pick fights.

    Niner fans are the real trash of the Bay Area and have been for a long time.

  79. I’ve been to the CLink in my Niners jersey. It took guys untill the 4rd quarter to work up the nerves to say anything to me,
    ———————————————

    Ya, I am sure they were working up nerve to say something to you……

    Santa Clara fans are funny

    Go Hawks

  80. I’ve been to the CLink in my Niners jersey. It took guys untill the 4rd quarter to work up the nerves to say anything to me, but yes this does happen. I also watched a guy puke on 3 people in front of him and fall down those extra steep stairs that they have there.
    ——————————————–

    So in your mind, that’s the same as this video?

    OK, sure.

  81. Still trying to think of a reason to go to an NFL game outside of tailgating (which is gone in a lot of newer stadiums anyways). Is the threat of blackout all the NFL has?

  82. Sadly, this is what the “at game” experience has turned into in the NFL ~ nothing but a bunch of trailer trash who spent half of their annual discretionary income on their stupid season tickets. Due to this, these poor trash act like they are on vacation eight Sunday’s a year and just get smashed and when poor, trailer trash get drunk, they punch each other. Why go to the game and hang out with these poor, white/black/Hispanic trash when I can hang out in my nice house watching my 70 inch TV with my son? Ever wonder why the club level seats at NFL games is almost empty? Because the people who can afford those seats are dumb enough to buy them!!

  83. goldbloodedindfw says:
    Oct 6, 2014 2:11 PM
    I’m worried about what type of violence there will be when the Niners and Raiders play this year. I’m expecting a blood bath.

    __________________________________________

    It’s in OAK–Shouldn’t be much of a problem. I’m being serious. For those unfamiliar, look up exactlyWHERE the various serious incidents have happened.

    Raider fans getting slimed by association with the scummy 49er fans.

  84. The 49ers fan base is disgraceful to this league!!!

    In Arizona, these guys walk around picking fights EVERY time there is a game here.

    LOSERS fight at NFL games. LOSERS!!!!

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    I am a 49ers fan and I’m upvoting you but we aren’t all bad. These guys are a disgrace to the red and gold.

  85. Here’s my idea: as another commenter said above, have a breathalyzer at the front gate. If you’re drunk, you’re not allowed in the game. At the gate, everyone is issued two drink tickets. You do not get a beer without one. Period. Fans who don’t want to drink can give or sell their tickets to other fans for extra money. That way, getting drunk would be way expensive and there would probably be only one or two drunk people per group. Fans would also have an incentive not to drink so they can sell their drink tickets instead. And with fewer drunks, if someone is being a drunk idiot, his friends would in all likelihood step in and stop him before something like this happens. And if you do act up, you are kicked out of the stadium permanently. This would cost the NFL a decent amount of revenue in lost beer sales, but it would improve the experience big time, and get people going to the games again.

  86. The San Quentin Niners fans are just the worst. They start fights at games up here in Seattle too, its funny watching 2 niners guys surrounded by Seahawks fans mouthing off only to be removed by security.

  87. and it will be ignored by the national media, and we’ll never hear about it again within 2 weeks

    Unlike if it happened in Philadelphia

  88. I’m in agreement with others that whoever shot that video should be arrested as well. It’s clear that they knew the fight was about to happen and somehow related to it. The video starts, the guy mumbles something, and then the aggressor starts throwing sucker punches. That’s not a coincidence.

    Also, this has been going on forever. My dad took me to the 1983 AFC Championship game at the Colliseum, between the Raiders and Seahawks. I was about 9 years old, wearing my #80 Largent jersey, and just excited as heck to be at the game. As we were in line waiting for hot dogs, I was telling my dad how the Seahawks were going to win because Largent was the BEST EVER, like any 9 year old kid would do. Some gangsta dude in a Raiders jersey yelled at me and grabbed my jersey, and my dad knocked him out with one of the most vicious upper-cuts I’ve ever seen. I remember him yelling, “Don’t touch my kid!!” and a bunch of Raiders fans coming to our aid.

    Even back then, it’s only a few drunk idiots that do things like that. Don’t let it ruin your experience. I go to the Niners-Hawks game every year in SF and have never had any problems, because… it takes two to make a fight.

  89. Breaking news: Drunk People in a confined area fight. It happens in stadiums, bars, playgrounds, home. All of it is unfortunate but a sad part of life. It usually takes 2 people for it to escalate.

    As mentioned all we wearing 49er jerseys so its not a case of the home team fighting with the visiting team. In any environment where alcohol is a catalyst i’m surprised more fights don’t break out.

    I’ve been to well over 30 NFL games in various venues and have never been involved in a fight. I’ve seen several fights break out – not just in Cali where this website only seems to report.

    Don’t try to isolate this as simply a 49er issue. I’m sure you have another insider source reporting Harbaugh is leaving the NFL to take a managerial role at McDonalds.

  90. 5to46hawkfan says:
    Oct 6, 2014 2:51 PM
    Oh, I went to an Oakland game in Oakland wearing my Hawks jersey…. Didn’t have one problem at all… It did help that I’m 6’4 225 and fit 😀😁

    get over yourself.

  91. i went to FedEx field to watch the eagles with my best man, who likes the skins, and his group of redskins buddies. so it wasn’t even like i was in a group of eagles fans, it was me and like ten skins fans hanging out and watching the game.
    i got screamed at walking in, chanted at by 20 strangers, heard a few racist comments about McNabb (this was maybe a year before he got traded to WAS), got cussed out in the bathroom, had random people come up to my seat to say “hey eagles fan f you,” and then on the way out i saw not one, not two, but three separate people in eagles gear with bloody noses or busted lips.
    then i walked four miles to take the metro a zillion miles.
    haven’t considered buying tickets since.

  92. I attend games in SF every season for the Seahawks-Niners matchup and have never had one problem. I’ve also taken my nephew a number of times and nobody has ever said a word to him.

    The key is to buy seats NOT in the drunky upper-bowl sections. If the seat is the most affordable you can find on Craiglist, you WILL be sitting next to some sorry pathetic drunkard who will be looking for a fight to prove his manhood to himself.

    The other key is to ignore idiots. I’ve had people yell in my face, one guy called me a coward, etc. I literally thought to myself, “You’re right, I’m a coward. Jails and hospitals scare me” and went on my way. Later I saw him pounding on some guy that took the bait. Whatever.

    You know what they say… if you wrestle with pigs, you’re going to get dirty.

  93. Wow. SC fans have really taken on the demeanor of their coach.

    So let me get this straight.

    Now there’s a conspiracy to besmirch SC’s fine fans by showing fights that actually aren’t real?

    Am I understanding this right?

    Or is it just coincidence that they keep happening at SC games?

    Wow.

  94. 1. Get rid of the beer.

    2. There are fights everywhere even in the deep south College games. 2 Fights at a 49ers game out of 80,000 people is not a reflection of the fan base.

    3.Raider fans are starting to jump ship, and when they move, more will start to convert.

    4. How did these guys get into the most expensive stadium in the league?

    5. These men were arrested, and these were 49er fans fighting among one another.

    6.Get rid of the beer and tailgating.

  95. This is not news, as this happens all the time. Wait till December when the Pink and Gold come to the Black Hole! Get your recording devices ready!

  96. also.. why is it 49er fans dont know how to act? ive been to giants games and engaged with fans of the redskins, jets ect ect and its always been in good fun noone wanted to fight eachother

  97. The police have to enforce the rules of civilized society in the stadium. Kick guys out early. Kraft fixed it for the most part in NE. Indy is an amazing place to watch a game. Great fans there. Just have a no tolerance policy and kick out the idiots. Don’t wait for fights. If a guy throws something, out. if a guy swears constantly, out. If a guy threatens anyone around him, out. It’s the only way.

    Also… Fans need to keep to themselves in the restroom. It’s the one dangerous place that is hard to police.

  98. The comment about upper sections being worse is moronic. I have had season tickets up there for a decade, as have most of my entire section up there. We all know each other now, and its always hospitable to the rare opposing fan. The only 2 fights i have seen in the stadium have been FAR outnumbered drunk opposing fans yelling and heckling until someone finally gets fed up, or the security guards hear them and take them out. The price difference has nothing to do it. Yeah, like folks that save 20 bucks on a ticket are some lower class folk that are more prone to fighting. As a matter of fact, there has been FAR more static when i sit in my buddies seats 5 rows back midfield.

  99. Surprised the Niners’ are taking action before the Police investigation. Kinda goes against their M.O. , don’t it?

  100. bullcharger says:
    Oct 6, 2014 3:57 PM
    The police have to enforce the rules of civilized society in the stadium. Kick guys out early. Kraft fixed it for the most part in NE. Indy is an amazing place to watch a game. Great fans there.
    ______________________________________
    Completely agree.

  101. Its a society thing and we need to publicly shame these people. The problem is that shaming is “no can do” in the PC world.

    The solution is NOT throwing more money at it… the solution is having casino like rules (Try this in a casino and see where you end up) and punishing these folks with a public list of season ticket holders who are banned or something like that. Zero tolerance and public shame.

  102. The working theory for investigators is that it was a conflict between Baalkeist and Harbaughites among the divided fan base. Although there is some consideration that it was a disagreement over the Alex Smith/Colin Kaepernick choice that got out of hand.

  103. I said the Cardinal incident would not be the last, sorry to the descent 49er fans but your base overall is the worst and most prone to violence. Even reading 49er fan comments about being at Century Link and feeling someone had to build up nerve to say something says that guy is waiting/ hoping for violence.

    I see Packers, Bears, Cards, Rams fans other than friendly jabs both ways that is the extent of it.

  104. It’s, a dam shame when a gang can essentially highjack and commit crimes in the name of your Brand by purchasing your apparel and attaching significance or affiliation of their gang culture. SMH
    Happy I don’t sell apparel for my family business.

  105. I have been to both Niners and raider games as a fan of an opposing teams. Raider fans were brutal, they dished out a lot of stuff but, overall it was cool.

    At candlestick, it was different. It was a pack mentality. Ill throw down to defend myself but literally 20-30 gang bangers and punks circling my vehicle and a small group of five other fans. They would NEVER act that way if the were alone or outnumbered. It’s a well known fact the nortenoes wear niner gear and they use these games as initiation for their new members. The situation with the niners is well beyond some other the other teams ( eagles, raiders), its something criminal.

    The NFL needs to do something about this situation

  106. Nothing beats my HD tv, Bose sound system, Sunday Ticket, small group of friends over, good food in the kitchen…………….my stadium days are over.

  107. Mr. Goodell – above incident is exactly why many families have no interest in attending an NFL game. Fix this.

  108. This is not a matter of security it is a matter of teaching your children that violence is wrong. Do you know how many adult fans behave this way in front of their children? No one has respect for anyone anymore. It is not the fault of the 49ers nor the NFL but of the people. Fix the problem people. How many of you intervene when there is a fight going on? How many of you go and get help? How many of you help your fellow fan stay safe. Adding more security adds cost to your ticket. Staying home will put the teams out of business. Neither a solution.
    And some of you listen to how you are reacting….Same issue negative.
    BTW look at the soccer world if you believe this is the worst.

  109. Wanna see this garbage cleaned up in a hurry? Fine team and stadium owners for every fan arrested or thrown out. I see and hear all this complaining and that something needs to change, yet you’re still filling the stadiums and buying the jerseys. Team owners are swimming in Uncle Scrooge money bins laughing at all the whining peasants.

    Put your money where your mouth is.

  110. 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.”

    What it should say:
    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 influence them in any way possible on the matter, just like we did the San Jose police in the Ray McDonald incident.”

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