Saints players say Vikings fan threw beer can at them

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Saints players said after Sunday night’s win at Minnesota that they were targeted by a fan who threw a beer can at them.

New Orleans defensive backs Kurt Coleman, Vonn Bell and Chris Banjo all told Nola.com they felt the beer fly. Banjo picked up the can and held it up on the sideline.

“It’s not acceptable,” Coleman said.

There has been no word on whether the fan who threw the beer was identified, or if the beer thrower was arrested or ejected from the stadium. Teams typically have a zero-tolerance policy for fans who throw objects on the field, but that’s only if they’re caught, and there often isn’t enough security present to catch everyone.

Fans throwing objects at players have resulted in some ugly incidents in the NFL and in other sports, most notably the “Malice at the Palace” in a 2004 NBA game, but also last year in Jacksonville, when multiple Seahawks players had items thrown at them by Jaguars fans.

67 responses to “Saints players say Vikings fan threw beer can at them

  1. So let’s see if this results in a national outrage, like it did with the Patriots fan who sprayed Tyreek Hill with beer. I am thinking a “beer can” do just a bit more harm.

  2. Make a deal of this and yet no word on the four running out of a 64000 dollar bill, oh the injustice.

  3. The culprit is most likely an Eagles fan that just never left U.S. Bank stadium after the Super Bowl.

  4. What a joke. And they trashed eagles fans at the championship game. Hello pot this is kettle!!!

  5. The Saints provoked the fans every chance they scored or made a big play in the endzone. Not condoning the beer throwing but don’t poke the lion and then get upset when you get bit.

  6. 1phillyphan says:
    October 29, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    And they say Philly Phans are bad…We only throw snowballs at Drunk Santa’s..Never players (plus we don’t waste beer)
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    Maybe not players but what about all the youtube videos of Eagles fans throwing full cans of beer at Viking fans last year?

  7. Wait…the team that actually PAID their own players to injure opposing players during Bountygate 2009 is actually whining about a fan throwing beer? Priceless.

  8. Why not throw rubber bananas like in buffalo (not at fhe players) and drink your $15 beer like a normal person
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    Buffalo is such a wild ride of a game. Vikings fans are way too uptight to have fun. Two losing frachises, two totally different ways of taking it

  9. They were probably just trying to throw a cold beer to Laquon Treadwell and it ricocheted off his hands and hit the Saints defenders instead. That sort of thing happens a lot.

  10. First, they dont serve beer and a can at the stadium, calling B.S. on this and dont say they snuck in with you, you cant get a can of chew through security let alone a beer. Two, I had two full beers dumped on me during the saints vikings home opener last year by a saints fan on the first play of the game, so wahhhhhhhh who cares

  11. So the can didn’t actually hit anyone? That tells me it was actually kicked by one of the many Vikings kickers over the last few years…They can never hit their mark.

  12. Every team has its share of bad fans. As a fan of the Vikings, I hope this person is identified and punished. Grow up and enjoy the game, idiot.

  13. Guarantee no beer would have been thrown if they went back to their bench after they scored. Same for tyreek instead these clowns run up to the wall of the stadium and pose or taunt the fans. Nfl can do whatever they want about the situation but to only fine the fan should not be the final result. The players should also be penalized or fined for taunting the fans.

  14. 81TinaKane says:
    October 29, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    First, they dont serve beer and a can at the stadium, calling B.S. on this and dont say they snuck in with you, you cant get a can of chew through security let alone a beer. Two, I had two full beers dumped on me during the saints vikings home opener last year by a saints fan on the first play of the game, so wahhhhhhhh who cares
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    Vendors sell beers in a can at US Bank Stadium. They’re about $10 so it would have to be almost empty for anyone to throw it at someone.

    Why does it not surprise me that someone would dump beer on you?

  15. No surprise since this is the way all Vikings fans are. That Stadium is the most scary place to be either a player or fan of the visiting team. If I was Commissioner, the new Stadium would never have happened and they would have been in LA instead of the Rams. Minnesota fans are the worst both with loyalty and class.

  16. Diggs had a full can of Bud Light thrown at him last year in Green Bay after a TD. I don’t recall a story where Diggs is making a big deal about it. Sorry to say, too many meatheads go to NFL games these days. They should find the guy and ban him.

  17. Nicer building. Same scumbag fans.

    This is why the engineers of our society will sometimes let bridge maintenance slide – in “less desirable” locations.

  18. Oh no, this can’t be true. These are fans that would rather pat Treadwell on the head and say “that’s OK, you were just upset,” when he cost them a TD with his tantrum.

    These are very special fans. Not judgmental of other fans at all, not at all.

  19. fmc651 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm
    Diggs had a full can of Bud Light thrown at him last year in Green Bay after a TD. I don’t recall a story where Diggs is making a big deal about it. Sorry to say, too many meatheads go to NFL games these days. They should find the guy and ban him.
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    That’s a bald-faced lie that anyone in Green Bay would ever throw a beer at a player. You should be ashamed for spreading fake news.

  20. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    October 29, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    Like the late great Bud Grant used to say, “wasting that beer is a damn shame.”

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    Funny bit

  21. fmc651 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm
    Diggs had a full can of Bud Light thrown at him last year in Green Bay after a TD. I don’t recall a story where Diggs is making a big deal about it. Sorry to say, too many meatheads go to NFL games these days. They should find the guy and ban him.
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    What a crock of crap this is. Another graduate of Trump University? Just say anything you want, demand that it’s true, and anyone that says otherwise is the liar?

  22. pack13queens0 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm
    No surprise since this is the way all Vikings fans are. That Stadium is the most scary place to be either a player or fan of the visiting team. If I was Commissioner, the new Stadium would never have happened and they would have been in LA instead of the Rams. Minnesota fans are the worst both with loyalty and class.

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    That is about as true as Trump news. You have either never been to a Vikings game, or are just a troll. Probably both.

    Much like in Lambeau (yup, I’ve been there too), visiting teams and fans are greeted with mostly good natured joking. I’ve shared jello shots and drinks at many a Minnesota tailgate with Packer fans and Bear fans. Even the rare Lions fan. 😀 Asshats like the one who threw the beer can are the exception, not the rule.

    Don’t be a tool.

  23. stella you can go to Youtube and see it. Diggs scores comes out of the tunnel and a blue can comes down near him. Don’t be a fool, if you ever been to Lambeau field you would know they have their share of tools too.Stop embarrassing yourself being so defensive.

  24. fmc651 says:
    October 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    stella you can go to Youtube and see it. Diggs scores comes out of the tunnel and a blue can comes down near him. Don’t be a fool, if you ever been to Lambeau field you would know they have their share of tools too.Stop embarrassing yourself being so defensive.
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    Found it. Duly noted. I’ll be the last to defend fringe-dwelling idiots…….regardless which side of the fence they’re on. Thanks,

  25. I agree that stuff should not be thrown at players.

    I think it is fun to have fans of different teams mock each other as long as people do not get physical or too dirty mouthed.

    But to have a coach mock the opposing team’s fans is super disrespectful and 1st gradeish. That is the Saint’s coach.

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