In yet another example of fans behaving (very) badly, a male New York Jets fan was caught on video punching a female Patriots fan after the Jets' controversial overtime 30-27 victory yesterday. We aren't talking about an accidental elbow to the face while in a scuffle with another fan, either.
A fan recorded the video of the fight that occurred while fans were making their way out of MetLife Stadium. The fan that submitted the video to Deadspin provided the following background info on the fight: "Fight started in the stands with two girls fighting. And moved out to where I shot the video. Beer was thrown and clothing over the balcony. Security went after the guy. Didn't see what happened after that."
Watch the video below to see the Jets fan getting into an altercation with the woman and decking her.
Emotions were running high, as the Jets' winning field goal came off a controversial penalty. After a missed 56-yard field goal, the Jets were given a second chance because of a 15-yard penalty on Patriots DT Chris Jones after he pushed a teammate onto the field (new rule for 2013), which gave them a first down. After going three and out, the Jets were then able to kick the winning field goal. While it isn't surprising that a scuffle broke out after the game, the punch the Jets fan landed on the woman certainly is.
We can see the Jets fan getting into an altercation with a darker haired woman first. After those two were separated, another female Patriots fan ran up to the Jets fan and he wasted no time in rearing back and punching her straight in the face. Another Patriots fan tried to get in the mix, and you can make out another fist flying up at the Jets fan, but things seemed to cool down before the video ended.
So far no arrests have been made in the situation, but the New Jersey State Police are investigating the fight and are looking for the identity of the Jets fan that punched the woman. “We are aware of the situation and we do not tolerate that behavior,” a Jets spokesman said. “Parties involved were detained and this matter is now in the hands of the New Jersey State Police.”
— JetsInsider.com (@JetsInsider) October 20, 2013
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