Around The Grid: Who Shot First – Han Or The NFL Fan?

The title pretty much says it all.

My fellow Bolts fans, I can not believe the regular season is yet to begin and we are already speaking about the fan violence that goes on in the league during games. “Two Men Shot,” was apparently the final score at Candlestick Park when the San Fransico 49ers faced the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, August 20th during their annual “Battle Of The Bay” exhibition. This type of violence has gone on for far too long and it seems to be the usual suspects.

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I understand the emotion of “pride” and the need to show that in “representing” your team, but at what cost? We should remember that we share these events with our love ones. Whether they are blood family, friends and/or co-workers; it is beyond disgusting to think about the possibility of them getting hurt. All because of what is printed on another fan’s shirt. Is this something you would want your child to be exposed to? Is this something you would want to remember when you first attended a live football game?

Respective Mayors for the two neighboring cities – Mayor Jean Quan for Oakland and Mayor Ed Lee for San Francisco – both expressed that the fan(s) responsible for these senseless violence would be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

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I am unsure if you can change the mindset of fans who grew up with teams who celebrate an unruly and intimidating image. Stricter laws against all offenders, NFL fines and team on-violence campaigns should play a roll in the reshaping of a new era regarding public safety in ballpark. Regardless of the sport.

Let us know here at Rock The Bolt as to what other tactics and/or system should be implemented to decrease the violence by fans at these great events.

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2 comments
billy king
billy king

it's gonna take more security. Its kinda odd that i watched a video on you tube showing this fight in the parking. and theres a security guard there not doing shit. i understand these guys are making like 10 bucks an hour and shouldnt have to put there lives at risk but you sign up to be security do your job or why the hell be there! i see lots of cops roaming the parking lot at qualcom. but ive seen fight that never get broken up. so its gonna be a hassle for the fans since they should have to do more therow pat downs before game and have more cops in the stadium.

Enrique Alvarado
Enrique Alvarado

No doubt. I see your point, the important thing to remember is that harsher punishments would take that known Stigma of, "I'll post bail, be out in less than 24-hours and just go to court to be assigned Community Srrvice" there's not much the league can do about this matter. It's up to the teams respective cities to step up. It's always better to take a preventive stands than a Defensive or offensive one. About security is concerned, all they are supposed to do is Observe & Report, but adding additional bodies and having constent communication with police would be a gear help. Like I said it should be up to the teams & NFL to teach their fans self-control and impliment that fan violence & security is their first priority. Thank for your comment.