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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: Aug 8, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:23 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

And Philly is a rough town!?!

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:19 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Not in my wonderful city of Anaheim. I've  been to many Angel games and have never seen anything like this disgusting act! I hear it happens a lot at Doyer stadium though, when you have cheap seats, beer, and a gang crowd it's not a good combo!

Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:17 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

And your -50 degree weather and Al Franken.  I'll take So Cal anyday. 

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:16 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

what a dump LA is.  Tons of illegal immigrants walking around, the bloods and the crips, ugghhh, now wonder an NFL team will never go there again. 

Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:15 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

As a season ticket holding Kings fan I have to say that when a Canadian team visits Staples Center for the most part our brothers to the north are pretty cool. Yes, you have the usual knuckleheads here and there, but more than anything they have a strong passion for their team. It's fun to razz each other rather than have tasteless confrontations.

All these incidents seemed to be fueled by one thing...booze. How sad will it be one day when all sporting events either limit the intake or ban alcohol alltogether because a handful of idiots don't know when to say "when".

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:08 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

And people get mad at me when I say Dodger fans are some of the worst in baseball....

Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:04 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Close the border ......

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:02 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Can anyone tell me if this is a problem just at Dodgers games or for all Los Angeles area teams?

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 6:00 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

I'm going to L.A. to watch the Cardinals-Dodgers series in 2 weeks.  This will be the... 6th series I've seen the Cards play against the Dodgers all in L.A.  Their fans are great.  Some are definitely eccentric and loud, but it's all fun.  I usually go with my girlfriend and we've ran into packs and large groups of Dodgers fans in the depths of the parking lots and never dealt with anything other than friendly trash talk.  I've even pushed Dodgers fans' buttons with my "Tranny" chants when Manny used to play, but I've never had an issue. 

I will say this.  I went to a Giants-Cardinals game at AT&T with a friend who was a Dodgers fan and just had to wear his Dodgers gear.  Needless to say, he had an incident in which 2 people literally got in his face wanting to throw down and telling him he's gonna get beat up after the game. 

Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 5:58 pm

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Yet another reason why the Twins have the best fans/stadium. You sheep keep thinking Cali is such a great place to live, while I enjoy the nice clean air and beautiful landscape of Minnesota.

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