Ugly incident in Jacksonville as Texans fan gets knocked out at TIAA Bank Field

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An ugly incident took place in the stands at TIAA Bank Field during Sunday’s Texans-Jaguars game in Jacksonville, as a Texans fan appeared to be knocked unconscious from a punch thrown by a Jaguars fan.

The incident, caught on video by another fan, shows an awful confrontation involving multiple fans, with the fans in Jaguars gear brawling with the outnumbered fans in Texans gear.

“We in no way condone the behavior during Sunday’s Jaguars vs. Texans game, which included a physical altercation between fans in the east stands,” the Jaguars said in a statement. “Per our Fan Code of Conduct, two individuals involved in the altercation were ejected from the stadium. Each party, whether a Jaguars season ticket member or a single game purchaser, has had their ticket purchasing privileges rescinded.”

It’s unknown whether any criminal charges were filed, and also unknown whether the injured man is OK.

This is the second high-profile incident involving fan behavior in Jacksonville in less than a year. During a December game against the Seahawks, multiple Jaguars fans threw items at Seahawks players, resulting in a potential crowd control nightmare as Seattle’s Quinton Jefferson tried to go into the stands to confront a fan who threw something at him.

59 responses to “Ugly incident in Jacksonville as Texans fan gets knocked out at TIAA Bank Field

  1. A 20-30ish year old sucker punching a 70ish year old guy from the side and out of the man’s direct line of vision. Then a woman seated about a row down comes up (maybe she was a family member?) and gets pushed in the faced by a couple guys while already down on her knees, then gets bent over backwards. She did throw a couple weak and very slow punches that were completely avoided. Really reflects badly on the Jaguars fans involved.

  2. Very Sad that football fans act in this way. I know if this was done at a Philadelphia game, the media would be all over this and highlight it on ESPN as how poor the city treats people. Double standard for all other cities.

  3. Big shock here. Went to Jacksonville a few years back for the first time as a visiting fan (Vikings). Vikings were winning and we were cheering….then food and objects started to get thrown at us. All but myself were removed from the stands. When I asked the police why we were being escorted out, they said we were being to loud and rude to the fans around us. Asked why us and not the food/object throwers also, the police asked if I wanted to leave also. I didn’t and went back to my seats.

    The Jags fans directly in front of me stated they had no issues with us and the people that threw stuff at us do it every game to visiting fans. Never getting in trouble.

    All teams need to be accountable for their fans actions. Yes, I get how the team wants their fans in the stadium, but if those fans are being asshats then they need to be thrown out of the game and if needed, banned from the stadium (see Patriots).

    For what it’s worth, I did go back 2 years ago to Jacksonville and had a great time. But usually I do not go back. Fans need to relax, do be so stupid (and mostly drunk) at these games.

  4. last time i went to a game in the world’s largest outdoor outhouse (gillette) was the last time the cowboys were there. my son and i had the pleasure to see multiple fights topped off by two women swinging each other by the hair. no thanks i’ll sit in front of the 65 inch samsung

  5. Wasn’t there a similar video at a game in Carolina in recent years? Yet another reminder to watch at home.

  6. I think any fan throwing punches at a game should have to suit up for their team and play a whole series as a running back. A handoff or two might just teach those pretend tough guys that they aren’t so tough.

  7. I’ve heard a lot of negative experiences from road fans travelling to Jacksonville. Earlier this year, one of my good friends back in Tampa went to see the Patriots play there. He was by himself and wearing a Patriots jersey, didn’t drink a sip of alcohol. He was endlessly harassed by Jags fans for the first half and they started throwing food and beer on him. After getting hit with a beer he turned around and threw and empty water bottle at one of the guys in retaliation.

    Security snatched him and brought him out of the stands, breathalyzed him, and then told him he couldn’t go back in because they couldn’t be responsible for his safety. They escorted him out of the stadium…where another fan threw a full hot dog with condiments on it right on him while the officer was escorting him. My buddy said something along the lines of “are you effing kidding me? You’re not going to do anything”…and the classy officer smiled at him and chanted “DUUUUUVALLLL”

  8. The majority of decent fans in each stadium need to take accountability of their fellow fans or it reflects poorly on everyone. If you see fans of your team throwing food at people, contact security and get them booted. I’ve got no patience for that crap.

  9. And this is why we as fans cannot have nice things, think about the incidents that don’t get reported. Some fans think just because they have purchased a ticket they can drink all they want,stand up, be inconsiderate because its their right because they bought a ticket. I agree with the one guy, I’ll stay on home and watch the game on my 65 inch Sony. These types of fans are ruining the family experience at all types of sporting events not just football. Want to cut down on this type of crap, have a Breathalyzer that needs to be passed before you can enter the stadium. Fighting over a team is just stupid, if that’s all you have in life and define yourself by it, your a freaking moron.

  10. That was my last two experiences in Buffalo!! It just makes no sense to me, if you win by 20 or lose by 20 it doesn’t change your life, its a freaking sporting event that serves as a distraction from mortgages and crap like that. Hey America, chill the freak out and learn to have some fun!!! It’s just sports!!

  11. Don’t forget the Bears fan that was killed in a Jax bar following a game a couple year ago.

  12. erinrodgersreachednirvana says:
    If you care enough about a freaking football team to fight someone over it, you need to sit down and reconsider how you are living your life.
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    Agreed, with one addition: If you throw a sucker punch like the tough guy in the video then you should conduct your sit-down-and-think-about-life session in an 8×8 cell.

  13. What kind or buffoon could throw punches for a team that has Jalen RamsME on it?

    Not much to say lately, has RamsME. Not much surprise there either.

    FRAUD

  14. ann leach says:
    October 23, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    Very Sad that football fans act in this way. I know if this was done at a Philadelphia game, the media would be all over this and highlight it on ESPN as how poor the city treats people. Double standard for all other cities.
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    No double standard. Philadelphia’s reputation is well-earned, and it extends to other sports beyond football and doesn’t always appear in the media. I know Vikings fans that were treated awful in Philly both in the regular season and playoffs. Blackhawks fans that were soaked with beer and other things while the ushers laughed and did nothing during the Cup run of 2010. Ever watch the video years ago of fans asking Justin Morneau of the Twins for an autograph while feigning politeness as they nicely called him every name in the book as if it was funny? How about the guy that puked on a kid at a Mets game? Neat, huh? Philly fans are the worst and they seem to revel in it. The media doesn’t make a big deal when their is misbehavior in Philly because it’s the norm.

  15. I just attended the Bengals/Chiefs game in KC and as a Bengal fan (I know, I accept your apologies), I found that the KC fans were awesome. They were gracious and kind. Easily the best road experience I’ve had and I’ve been to many different places. Kudos to Chief fans.

  16. “thudsp says:
    October 23, 2018 at 1:29 pm
    Maybe they do need to move to London.”

    Right. Because there has never been violence at English soccer matches?

  17. There should be drink limits in the form of tickets corresponding with the seat ticket numbering how many Beers people can consume. It is ok to have a couple but go to a Packer game and watch people throwing up on themselves (and others) as I had the experience. I agree stay at home. Prices for EVERYTHING are too high, from parking to hot dogs. too bad my kids arent fans because I couldn’t afford to take them. The local Football field has been turned into a soccar field by my place.. Don’t say you haven’t been warned..

  18. “A 20-30ish year old sucker punching a 70ish year old guy…”

    Same thing happened last year at a Panthers game when a young Panthers fan standing in front of an old Eagles fan who was sitting behind him sucker punched the poor old guy and hit him a bunch of times in the face.

    Pathetic.

  19. In the linked video, it blurs the face of the guy that throws the punch, but no one else. Why are they protecting the low life that threw the punch?

  20. frank booth claims to know Vikings fans that were mistreated in Philadelphia at both regular season and playoff games, Blackhawks fans who were abused in Philadelphia in 2010, along with many other incidents occurring in Philadelphia.

    frank certainly wants us to think that he knows a large number of fans of different teams, all of whom just happen to have been to Philadelphia. Choosing not to believe that.

  21. I’ve seen this in many stadiums I’ve traveled to, and like many commentors have said, it only takes a few to wreck it for everyone!

    That being said…I witnessed an incident here in Miami on New Year’s day 2017…NE was kicking our collective butts all over the field and a few Dolphans felt that they should start bombarding Pats fans with food and beverages, etc.(All they were doing was rooting for their team and not causing any problems that we saw). Security showed up a few minutes later and were ready to send the Pats fans packing…myself and two other people got the attention of a sheriffs deputy and pointed out the guilty party’s…They were escorted out…The Pats fans were very nice and thanked us for our help.

  22. Hat to say it, but Vikings fans are no better. Fans walking 10 rows down to scream and yell in our faces. Stadium Security standing at the bottom of the row just watching it all go down and doing nothing. I suspect this type of attitude from Security is probably league wide and needs to be fixed to deescalate situations like this before they get out of hand.

  23. I had Redskins season tickets for 18 years, first in the upper deck, then club level. Saw all of the familiar season ticket holders in my section virtually every game. There were certain seats that had different people in them every time.
    If there were any people causing trouble, it would come from people occupying those seats. Constantly standing up during plays, talking trash and leaving or coming back to their seats Sita play. No etiquette.
    I referred to them as “1st timers”, never been to a game before and feel the need to justify to their friends and selves how great fans they are by trying to become part of the show.
    It was painfully obvious that they just didn’t know any better.

  24. I lived in Orange Park, a suburb of Jacksonville for 7 years. This does not surprise me at all. There are many rude, crude, socially unsophisticated people living in an around Jacksonville. It is unfortunate.

  25. Most of the stories told in this thread about poor fan behavior at games are simply untrue. The people spinning these yarns have never even been to a game, much less witnessed any incidents.

    The stories regarding the alleged inactions of security guards are especially laughable. Anyone who has actually been to a game knows that there are multiple police/guards per section who are constantly scanning the crowd.

    Think about the probability of someone who: 1)Actually attended a game; 2)Saw an incident at that game; and 3)Happens to have seen this story. The likelihood of those events coming together is extremely low, way lower than the number of people here claiming to have seen such incidents.

  26. I have Cowboys season tickets and am at the games weekly. Not only do I have season tickets, but I also have great seats. Fights at NFL games happen every week as some belligerent fan usually gets out of line and people end up squaring off. Seen many of these stories, so let’s not act like NFL fans don’t come to games and get out of line all the time.

  27. Not surprised but let’s not kid ourselves, this happens to opposing fans at every stadium. The problem is these knuckleheads go to the game and get plastered then start acting like neanderthals. They should identify all those Jags fans involved and put them in jail and have a judge that make them do community service–like cleaning the restrooms at the stadium for eight games.

  28. meanwhile i’m sitting at home watching the game in glorious HD on my 65″ drinking a cold beer while occasionally fighting with my good buddy mike hawk.

  29. “cardinealsfan20 says:
    October 23, 2018 at 2:48 pm
    Most of the stories told in this thread about poor fan behavior at games are simply untrue. The people spinning these yarns have never even been to a game, much less witnessed any incidents.

    The stories regarding the alleged inactions of security guards are especially laughable. Anyone who has actually been to a game knows that there are multiple police/guards per section who are constantly scanning the crowd.

    Think about the probability of someone who: 1)Actually attended a game; 2)Saw an incident at that game; and 3)Happens to have seen this story. The likelihood of those events coming together is extremely low, way lower than the number of people here claiming to have seen such incidents.”

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    Hate to burst your buble, but I am in my 40’s, and have been to many games throughout my lifetime. When I referenced that Vikings game, It was only 4 years ago, while there with my younger brother(neither of us were drinking), and we were sitting watching the game, occasionally cheering for the Bears. This behavior caused the Vikings fans I was referencing to literally come down about 8-10 rows and scream and yell in our faces every single time that they got a 1st down. We took it till mid 3rd Quarter when I finally stood up(I’m a pretty big dude, 6’4″, 250)and told the trash yelling at me to “sit the F back down in his seat”. I then looked dead at the female security guard and said “If you don’t do something immediately, the next time they do that, I will knock him out”. That, along with the many Vikings fans around us yelling at her to do her job, finally made her walk up and tell them to shut up and stay put.

    My point was simply this. It never should’ve gotten to that point. Had she done her job immediately, then all involved would’ve thoroughly enjoyed the game they way it was meant to be enjoyed. So don’t sit there and claim that this was a ‘one off’ incident. If you believe that, then you have either A. Never been to an NFL game before. or B. Have watched the games entirely from the safety and solitude of a Luxury Box.

  30. Every event has jerks. Jerk behavior has gotten worse over the last decade along with civility. In no small part thanks to social media. Things have really gone south when politicians actually encourage it at their rallies.

  31. nopepper12 says:

    October 23, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I just attended the Bengals/Chiefs game in KC and as a Bengal fan (I know, I accept your apologies), I found that the KC fans were awesome. They were gracious and kind. Easily the best road experience I’ve had and I’ve been to many different places. Kudos to Chief fans.
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    Too bad the Chiefs weren’t gracious to the Bengals. Man, the Chiefs absolutely curb-stomped the Bengals. Could have easily put up 50 points on them. Hopefully the Bengals defense realizes the pre-season has been over for 8 weeks now.

  32. If the that punchy Jacksonville fan self-identifies as a female…. Is he allowed to use the chicks’ bathrooms?

    Only then will I pass judgement on what kind of society we live in.

  33. We don’t know what happened, but that punch looked very very much of the sucker variety. I did read that the video poster claimed that the woman threw beer on the Jags fans. Despicable behavior all around if so. I do not condone the way that the jags fan reacted, but throwing beer on somebody WILL begin a confrontation, so don’t do it.

  34. Sad that the majority of the Jags fans are now lumped in with the few idiots involved in this incident and last years incident. Hopefully this guy who sucker punched the other guy not only gets held criminally liable with appropriate jail time, but civilly liable as well and has to fork over every last penny he has including his home, car, and whatever else has value. He’ll have no need for those things while he sits in jail thinking about his actions for a couple years. And I wonder how much beer contributed.

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