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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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Category: MLB

Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:15 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan


Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:14 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan


Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:13 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

drop dead you piece of sh?t and after that rot in hELL

Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:12 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

yankees44 your all the wrong reason to be a fan of baseball.He is a HUMAN BEING.Your previlage to root and cheer your favorite team should not be any IDIOTS reason to seriously harm ANYONE.I know that the IDIOTS are a few who ruin this GREAT GAME for the rest of us.You should be ashame to assiociate yourself with one of baseballs HISTORIC team.You need to deeply look at yourself in the mirror

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:02 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Volques, I completely agree with you. Our morals in this society have deteriorated to such a degree that we get some kind of perverse pleasure watching another human get stomped to within inches of their life over what? A baseball game....REALLY.  Because one person doesn't root for the same team as another person? I find it completely amazing that NO ONE stepped in to break it up. What kind of animals live in that city? It is just another pathetic act from the people of a state that is quickly going down the toilet.

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:46 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

This incident, and most of the commetns on this blog are further evidence of the mounting stupidity running rampant in this country.
Anyone who condones an attack on another person because they cheer for a different team is an idiot. It's time for some of you people to read a book, try to enhance your intelligence a little bit and quit making comments about "Americans". When you show no acceptance or tolerance for different races or cultures, you know NOTHING about truly being an American.

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:40 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

sheesh its only a giant fan :P

Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:28 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

To anyone in the "large group of witnesses" who exhib
ited such cowardess to potentially videotape the incident and not get involved; shame on you. How many spectators does it take to stand around with a thumb up your ass & watch some poor bastard get the life beaten out of him? Wow, I would like to think if I was getting my head kicked in for no reason someone might try to actually stop the assult and not stand idly by taking in the show. Or worse pull out the old iphone to capture the moment to show their friends. I think the moral compass needs calibrated.

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:28 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

I'll 2nd that!!!

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:12 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

The same treatment.  You were critically beaten? That's a little bit of false equivalence there isn't it?

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