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Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Posted on: April 1, 2011 12:59 pm
Edited on: April 1, 2011 3:56 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Dodgers defeated the Giants on the field in Thursday night's season-opener, but apparently that wasn't enough for a pair of Dodgers fans.

LAPD is currently searching for two men who severely beat three men wearing Giants clothes following the game. The assailants were reportedly wearing Dodgers gear and followed the three Giants fans after the game. The attack, which was said to be unprovoked, occurred 8:30 p.m. PT in the parking lot. As the two were kicking and punching the victims, they were also reportedly yelling expletives about the Giants. One man is critically injured.

"The man suffered a serious head injury during the assault after the game,'' said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg. (LA Times ).

Police are actually asking for the help of what they believe was a large group of witnesses to the beatings. Police Detective Larry Burcher said there was "nothing of great value" found on stadium security cameras and has asked anyone who recorded the incident on a cell phone or video camera to come forward with the evidence.

"We're very confident there were witnesses, it happened immediately following the game when everybody was coming out," Burcher said.

The Dodgers have issued a statement on the situation:

"It is extremely unfortunate that this incident took place on what was otherwise a great day at Dodgers Stadium for tens of thousands of fans. We're committed to having the most fan and family friendly environment in baseball and will continue to make that a top priority."

Let's hope the perpetrators of this sad and cowardly act are brought to justice. There's no place for this junk in being a fan of professional sports -- which are supposed to be fun.

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Comments

Since: Dec 17, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

just like we have u s marshalls on airplanes, I think, perhaps, we should put u s marshalls in stadiums wearing the opposing teams jerseys.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Seriously what is wrong with people in Los Angeles???  They can't have a sporting event without a shooting, stabbing or just straight sucker-punching someone. 

What a bunch of cowards.  Dodger fans show up in the 4th, leave in the 7th and stab a few people on the way out...welcome to Chavez Latrine.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Remember a few years ago when a Giant fan shot and killed a Dodger fan? 
No, but I do remember in 2003 when the Dodger fan shot and killed a Giants fan.  Since they draped a Giants flag over his coffin, its pretty safe to say he was a Giants fan.  At least they got a conviction and 50 year sentence on that one.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

The crowd at Dodgers games has increased in scoundrels over the years..the place is packed with illegals now getting drunk and stirring up crap..what a mess!!



Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: April 1, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Yeah ... an idiot drunk ... Was anyone critically injured for minding their own business?  No.
EPIC FAIL!



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

The "fan" at the Laker game you are referring to was, according to what I read a little while ago, a partially clad female, unarmed.  I am guessing (a) drunk or (b) mentally disturbed...maybe no more than a streaker that happens at sporting events all over.

The Clipper game involved another apparently disturbed individual who had a knife, but he did not go "after the bench".  The players were not on the court yet. 

Yeah, the red coats were all over what was happening behind the Lakers bench I couldn't make out what was happening.  What you described is as far from what the announcers described as could be, but maybe they were just guessing.

Christian Eyenga was on the court for the Cavaliers when the nutcase forced his way into the stadium and onto the court before getting tagged with rubber bullets.  The Laker Girls were out doing their thing as well.  It would have been a shame to lose one of them.

And let's not forget the 2003 murder of a Giants fan by a Dodger fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. 

I just think its silly or naive to think extreme acts of violence aren't an issue at LA sporting events - particularly Dodger games.  FWIW, the worst I've seen at Wrigley Field was the "right field sucks!" and "left field sucks!" chants in the bleachers.  I thought their fans were sarcastically funny I always had a good time even though I wasn't a Cubs fan.



Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

sorry about the double post ... internet sucks at work ... ahhahahhahahaha ... have a good weekend everyone!!!



Since: Mar 30, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

I'm a dodger fan who traveled to SF last season to a game and we sat in the left-center field bleachers. I wish i could have jumped up and cheered for my team when they scored but, they got shut out haha. There was some harmless banter which I enjoy because it's fun wearing your teams jersey in another stadium and talking trash. There were a few people that were quite serious about it, but way less than I expected considering where we were sitting. nonetheless it was a great experience and a great place to watch a ballgame. It is sad to hear news like this because it is such a great sports rivalry but why does it have to come to that? people should be able to wear their teams uniform in a ballpark without recieving anything but some occasional trash talk. by the way, dodger dogs are bomb!!



Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

This is not a good way to kick off the season for ANY team. A great RIVALRY game that was very entertaining ( save for the Giants defense ) with two of the best young pitchers the game has right now.  There are incidents following EVERY game at EVERY stadium accross the country ( & Canada ). People get drunk, talk sh*t end up getting in a fight. I've seen it at many an Angel game and it's a two way street. Home or visiting teams will forever have those couple of a**holes who drink too much and then ultimiately talk too much and someone takes offense to it. Then poof you have an altercation. This incident seemed to go above and beyond the kind of thing I have personally witnessed. I've seen fights but this sounds more like straight up beating. Curious how nobody would have intervened or called the cops, followed them descretely to their car and wrote down the license plate number. Seems suspicious how "nobody" saw these guys. I hope the fine men and women of the LAPD catch these punks. Go Angels!!!




Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

This is not a good way to kick off the season for ANY team. A great RIVALRY game that was very entertaining ( save for the Giants defense ) with two of the best young pitchers the game has right now.  There are incidents following EVERY game at EVERY stadium accross the country ( & Canada ). People get drunk, talk sh*t end up getting in a fight. I've seen it at many an Angel game and it's a two way street. Home or visiting teams will forever have those couple of a**holes who drink too much and then ultimiately talk too much and someone takes offense to it. Then poof you have an altercation. This incident seemed to go above and beyond the kind of thing I have personally witnessed. I've seen fights but this sounds more like straight up beating. Curious how nobody would have intervened or called the cops, followed them descretely to their car and wrote down the license plate number. Seems suspicious how "nobody" saw these guys. I hope the fine men and women of the LAPD catch these punks. Go Angels!!!



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