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The Daily Shoutout: More fan violence

Posted on: November 11, 2011 8:56 am
Edited on: November 11, 2011 9:00 am
 
OPENING HIT: A man was stabbed during the San Diego-Oakland game on Thursday night. It's unclear if the violence was related to the game but this is how bad some of this violence is getting: the incident has received mininal coverage from the national media. This is how accustomed we've become to this sort of act. It barely registers any more.

This isn't the NFL's fault and I'm not going to climb aboard a high horsey and lecture about societal ills. This is the second incident of serious violence at a Raiders road game this year. In August, after the 49ers and Raiders played in a preseason game, a man wearing a "F--- the Niners" shirt was shot several times in the stomach.

Five months ago San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was allegedly beaten by two Dodgers fans.

Again, no high horse, just an expression of confusion. What's always been wonderful about sports is its unifying aspect but it seems some of that is eroding and we're becoming numb to it all.


DUNGY: I wonder if he could be convinced to coach at Penn State for a year or two. No classier guy, no better cure for that mess. The perfect transition to a more pernament coach.

Category: NFL
Tags: Raiders
 
Comments

Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:17 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: More fan violence

I wanted to say that I appreciate for once seeing a writer not pointing fingers at one fan base or another.  I am the founder of a group called Fans Against Violence, www.fansagainstviolence.org,  and also a Raider fan. Our organization was formed after the Bryan Stow beating and the horrible events at the 49er/Raider game.  It is so unfortunate that these events have to occur. I do not want to point fingers as well but i will say that the Fans must take responsibility as well.  If we do not make a concerted effort to improve relations between fan bases, this will continue to happen. I wrote an article on our site and said that I really believe these events do not reflect on entire fan bases, but are iscolated events. Most fans are hard working people who are going to the game to have fun with family and friends..not thugs looking to cause trouble. 

Thank you for your responsible reporting! The media needs to remember they are supposed to be impartial and not fuel the fire by pointing fingers.

PS to the person who wrote about this only occuring in CA..that can not be further from the truth.  This occurs all over the country at all types of sporting events sadly.  For every one of these events we hear about there are thousands we do not hear about.





Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:22 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: More fan violence

and include raider fans, damn shame what happened hope the guy gets better.  dont wish any harm on people.  sports usually is unifying and i have hated someone but talking sports with that person changes my mind for a split second .



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 10:46 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: More fan violence

You might want to back that truck up.  The stadiums and the NFL are responsible for our security when we go to games.  You think this doesn't happen in other parts of the country?  Just throwing out facts like Fremman does gives us what, a conversation.  Maybe there is an idea on how to make it safer to attend games of all kinds.  Or you could just restate the news like you have been doing.




Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2011 10:29 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: More fan violence

Interesting item noted. All of these incidents have happened in California.


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