In what’s becoming a disturbing annual tradition at Levi’s Stadium, another sports fan was severely beaten at a San Francisco 49ers season opener. The incident occurred shortly after the team’s victory Monday over the Minnesota Vikings.
The graphic video posted to Facebook by Brandon Cosio captures an altercation after the Vikings fan is already on the ground being punch and kicked repeatedly in the head. Several people unsuccessfully attempted to stop the fight while attackers in Niners gear took turns hitting the man on the ground for several minutes. A security staffer finally lifts the man off the ground and guides him to safety before the video ends.
(Warning: This footage could be disturbing for some viewers.)
Here's how Cosio described it in his Facebook post:
I'm seeing a lot of comments talking bad about the 49er fans without actually knowing what happened, so....
Here's the full story:
The Viking fan in the video and a 49er fan NOT in the video were talking smack to each other, getting into each others faces. A lot of fans from both sides were telling both people to stop and just walk to their cars. The Viking fan shoved his wife into a barrier to try to get to the 49er fan, then at that point the 49er fan walked away from the situation and that's when the Viking fan may have got a little cocky. The Viking fan turned around and addressed everyone behind him (mostly 49er fans). He said " what's up, any of you fuckers want some?!" At that point everyone went silent for 2 seconds then as the Viking fan was turning around to walk away, the 49er fan in the black (at the beginning of the video who threw the first punch) tackled him to the ground. That's where the video starts.
Here's my quick opinion:
Don't talk shit like that in enemy territory...he instigated the whole entire situation. Sure the 49er fans may have gone a little too far, but when you poke your chest out asking "who wants it" you're going to get it
I would like to add to this story:
ZERO cops were on the scene. ZERO. Santa Clara Police Department were no where to be found. Hopefully they can show up and arrest the parties in this video. Also give recognition to the security guard in the yellow jacket who was first on the scene, brave man getting in the middle of that brawl.
This incident follows a brutal restroom beating during a Kansas City Chiefs game last October at Levi’s Stadium, which left one man with a serious brain injury. One of the attackers in that case was sentenced in July to serve a five-year prison term.
UPDATE: Santa Clara police arrested three men in their 30s and a 17-year-old female Thursday night in connection to the beating outside of Levi’s Stadium.