New video of the brawl surfaced on Tuesday, and it’s rather intense.
City Pages reader Keenan Price sent along a much better video of the fight in the stands during Saturday night's Wild game in Colorado. Just as we suspected, the whole thing started because an angry drunken Avs fan got way too fired up.
Price, a Wild fan, said his section was full of people cheering on the Wild, and as the game progressed what started as good-natured trash-talk ramped up into something more serious.
"I started filming because I thought the guy getting all worked up was funny; I didn't think it was going to escalate into a throw down," says Price. "It was definitely people just getting worked up over no real reason, then more and more people got involved and there you go."
Here’s the video:
WARNING: STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE IN VIDEO
As you can see, an Avalanche fan in a Ray Bourque jersey appeared drunk out of his gourd, threatening to stab other people and physically being held back by his seat mates.
Then as he’s being held back, a woman wearing Wild gear slaps him, sparking an all-out melee. (She’s the one on the ground in the brown jacket being consoled by another fan … as she continues to taunt the Avs fans.)
Nevertheless, that Avs fan was completely out of control and arena security should have been on him about a minute before all this happened. When’s the last time you saw something like this allowed to happen in the lower bowl?!