During Monday Night Football, two protesters ran onto the field with pink smoke bombs as they attempted to disrupt the game on the field.
One of the protesters, a woman, was taken down almost immediately, but the male protester was able to avoid security for a little bit longer and even made his way toward the Los Angeles Rams sideline. It was then that Rams player Bobby Wagner and Takkarist McKinley slammed into him, knocking him to the ground and stopping him long enough for security and police to get a hold of him.
NFL Fan Files Police Report Against Los Angeles Rams Players
Although the NFL fan was in the wrong as he trespassed and ran onto the field during the game, he is now filing a police report against Bobby Wagner and Takkarist McKinley for “blatant assault.”
According to reports, the man went to the Santa Clara Police Department on Tuesday following the Rams vs. 49ers game and filed the report. However, no further details were released.
Social Media Reacts To NFL Fan Filing Police Report
Fans of the NFL are already speaking out regarding the filing of the police report, saying the protester has some nerve doing so. One Twitter user wrote, “He deserved all he got after running onto the field. That was mild. Hes lucky he didn’t get tackled. Then to file a police report 🤦🤦.”
He deserved all he got after running onto the field. That was mild. Hes lucky he didn't get tackled. Then to file a police report 🤦🤦
— Mike Medeiros (@mikeils467) October 5, 2022
Another Twitter user chimed in, writing, “Wagner was just doing his civilian duties and protecting his teammates and fans from a lunatic who not only broke the law by coming on the field but ran with a smoke bomb. This would leave anyone to believe anything could be next. Gun, bomb, knife etc. Great job Mr Wagner.”
Wagner was just doing his civilian duties and protecting his teammates and fans from a lunatic who not only broke the law by coming on the field but ran with a smoke bomb. This would leave anyone to believe anything could be next. Gun, bomb, knife etc. Great job Mr Wagner.
— Gerard Guidry (@GJGuid11) October 5, 2022
Sports Illustrated chimed in during the initial incident, Tweeting, “Good hit, Bobby Wagner! 😤.”
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 4, 2022
Another Twitter user said, “I know this guy has seen his life flash before his eyes with #Rams Bobby Wagner bearing down.”
— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) October 5, 2022
Why The NFL Fans Protested During Monday Night Football
According to reports, the two protesters performed the publicity stunt in order to “raise awareness for a trial involving the alleged theft of pigs from a factory farm.”
The organization stated that the man suffered a burn injury during the incident. “They’re a bit beaten up but in good spirits,” they said in a statement.
Videos of the protesters were shared all over social media almost immediately after it happened.
— Bad Fishy (@BFN3000) October 4, 2022
Bobby Wagner Speaks Out Regarding Protest Incident
Los Angeles Rams star linebacker, Bobby Wagner, who was one of two players who helped stopped the protester on the field, spoke out after his part in the incident, saying, “You don’t know what that fan got or what they’re doing.”
At this time, Wagner has not been arrested or charged with any crime.