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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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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:28 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

I wouldn't single our country out. This happens all over the world in soccer games.

Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:26 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

UK_razy, your right. The actions of two shouldnt generalize the entire population of a city, but unfortunetaly it does.

In any case there is absolutely no place for this. This is what we as people have come to? Attacking another person because their hat doesnt have the same logo on it as yours?

Welcome to America.

Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:23 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

BEAT LA BEAT LA BEAT LA... hey dodgers fans... who won the world series last year... you f***ing scrubs... they lucky i wasnt there cuz i wouldnt put up for that bull sh** over a baseball game... dodgers show that them along with there fans are truly pieces of sh**

Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:23 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Id expect this out of Phillies fans.

Since: Sep 25, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:22 pm
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Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:19 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Way to generalize about a city of 7,000,000 people from the actions of 2......

Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 1:15 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Keep it classy Los Angeles.    

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