Tag:Fireman Ed
Posted on: October 28, 2010 10:06 pm
Edited on: October 28, 2010 10:39 pm

Charges dropped against Fireman Ed

Posted by Andy Benoit

A few months back we wrote a story about how Jets fan Ed Anzalone (better known as “Fireman Ed”) was facing assault charges for a minor (very minor) run-in he had with a Giants fan.

In a refreshing sign that this country may not be losing its self respect after all, the Giants fan in this whole ordeal, Christopher Black, has decided to drop the charges.

"[Ed is] extremely happy, and holds no ill will toward the other man," said Anzalone's lawyer, Jonathan Lomurro, according to the New York Daily News. "Now he can go enjoy the football game this Sunday."

Black did not file charges against Fireman Ed until a month after their scuffle became a YouTube sensation. If you haven’t seen it yet, here you go.

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 22, 2010 9:40 pm

Fireman Ed charged with assault of Giants fan

Posted by Andy Benoit

Remember the incident between Fireman Ed and the Giants fan during the Jets-Giants preseason game earlier this year?

In a true testimonials to just how ridiculous the usually-great American legal system can get at times, Connor Orr of The Star Ledger reports that “Fireman Ed” Anzalone was charged with simple assault Wednesday.

In another testimonial to how ridiculous political correctness journalistic code can get, Orr was obligated to refer to Fireman Ed “allegedly shoving” the Giants fan (named Christopher Black).

There’s nothing to allege – Fireman Ed shoved the guy. And, anyone with half a brain would know that the incident is not worth a second thought.

Perhaps most pathetic of all this is how Black’s lawyer described the whole thing:

“My client walked to the front of his section and stood next to Fireman Ed to start a ‘Giants’ chant while fireman Ed was doing his ‘Jets’ chant,” Iler said. “Fireman Ed essentially turned and first shoved him down. And when Chris got back up, he started to chant ‘Giants Giants Giants’ again, (Ed) grabbed a helmet of some sort and shoved him down to the ground.”

Shoved him down to the ground? Sorry, but the ultimate judge – a YouTube clip – says that’s a lie.

It’s worth noting that Black was arrested shortly after this incident, which is equally ridiculous. Black is banned from the New Meadowlands Stadium. Fireman Ed was not punished (until Wednesday).

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