CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Video taken at Thursday night's NFL game in Charlotte shows one man sucker-punching another, and now the search is on for the suspect.
The video of the bloody fight was posted to Instagram by another fan at the game.
A man wearing a Carolina Panthers jersey is seen engaged in a verbal argument with a fan seated behind him at Bank of America Stadium. After a few seconds, the fan in the jersey throws multiple punches at the victim, causing a flow of blood from the man's head..
The Charlotte Observer reports Warren Carrigan was the fan who shot the video.
Carrigan says the victim was upset about the fan in the jersey standing up throughout the game and obstructing his view. The suspect and his girlfriend allegedly called the seated fan numerous epithets before the fight started.
The fans has been identified by the team as the Panthers and the NFL continue to investigate the incident.
"We have reviewed video tape of the incident and have identified the perpetrator," the Panthers aid in a statement. "We are working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to pursue charges to the fullest extent of the law."
dude bro & his chicka were standing for the entire game. words gradually got more and more escalated. there previously was a single mom and her son between us, they left halfway through the 3rd. after that, the lid was off. the dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view. the victim telling the dude bro how they’re being jerks and how rude they are for not sitting. the dude bro turns around and calls the victim a “geriatric fuck”, “faggot”, and “hick”. then sucker punches him right in the face. i don’t know if he got away or left in handcuffs, but i hope it’s the latter. edit: to clarify further, both the puncher and punchee were wearing Panthers attire. The assailant was seated in section 541, row 24, seat 10.
Copyright 2017 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.