Apparently, the New England Patriots banning the fan who threw beer on Tyreek Hill wasn’t enough for the Kansas City Chiefs receiver.
Via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Hill and his agent Drew Rosenhaus want legal action to be taken against the fan. Schefter reported that Hill and his agent are discussing their options with the league and NFLPA.
CBS Boston said the fan, a 21-year-old male from Mansfield, Massachusetts, was identified by Foxborough Police and will be charged with disorderly conduct.
Hill and Rosenhaus are focused on the larger issue of player safety.
Tyreek Hill wants fan to be prosecuted
Rosenhaus had a brief comment to Schefter about the situation.
“That type of behavior is unacceptable,” Rosenhaus told Schefter. “Players have to be protected. We want that fan to be prosecuted.”
Pats fan sprays beer all over Tyreke Hill. pic.twitter.com/4UxhIIkyj9
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) October 15, 2018
It is something the NFL doesn’t want to see happen again. The next time something worse than a beer shower could happen, though no fan has the right to throw beer or anything else at a player. The Patriots took the correct measure of banning the fan who threw the beer from the front row. A fan also flipped the middle finger at Hill after his third touchdown. If Hill can find a legal reason to pursue prosecution, it would send a strong message to other fans about what’s not acceptable at football games.
NFL doesn’t want more bad fan behavior
It’s worth pointing out that a bad fan or two doesn’t represent all Patriots fans. But it’s not like there aren’t other stories of NFL fans acting inappropriately at games.
The Patriots said in their statement that the matter was turned over to local law enforcement, and we’ll see if Hill and Rosenhaus continue to push the matter. But, if nothing else, it’s a good moment for the NFL and the union to assess what can be done at stadiums to prevent this type of behavior, before something worse happens.
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