New England Patriots season ticket holder, 53, is ‘beaten to death in the stands at Gillette Stadium by Miami Dolphins supporters’ – as cops launch investigation
- Dale Mooney, 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire died after an incident, cops say
- A witness said he was punched in the head three times by a Miami Dolphins fan
- No arrests have been made after the father-of-two died on Sunday night
A New England Patriots season ticket holder has been ‘beaten to death’ by a Miami Dolphins supporter at the Gillette Stadium, according to witnesses.
Father-of-two Dale Mooney, 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, died following an incident in the 300-tier segment of the arena just before 11pm on Sunday.
The Norfolk County DA’s Office said cops responded to calls for medical aid in the section at 10.57pm and ‘the matter remains under active investigation’.
A photo from the Foxborough, Massachusetts stadium show EMTs scrambling to revive someone who is out of shot on the ground as worried fans watch on.
Videos also show security trying to break up a scuffle, and medics administering CPR a short time afterwards.
Father-of-two Dale Mooney (pictured), 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire , died following an incident in the 300-tier segment of the arena just before 11pm on Sunday
The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office said cops and firefighters responded to calls for medical aid at the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts at 10.57pm on Sunday and ‘the matter remains under active investigation’
Videos from the Foxborough arena show security trying to break up a scuffle, and medics administering CPR a short time afterwards as worried fans watched on
One witness from the scene, Joseph Kilmartin, described the alleged attack by a Miami Dolphins fan as ‘hard to watch’.
‘They started tussling around for a few minutes,’ Kilmartin told WCVB.
‘At one point another Dolphins fan walked over. He punched him three times, and the man just went out. It was pretty hard to watch.’
Several other anonymous witnesses gave similar descriptions of the ‘brutal’ attack which caused Mooney to ‘crumble’, while speaking with Boston 10 at the scene.
‘One word I can really use is shocking,’ one bystander said. ‘My thoughts go out to that man’s family. It’s awful what happened,’ another person commented.
Mooney’s devastated wife said she felt ‘numb’ after hearing the horrific news about her husband and father-of-two, who has been a dedicated Patriots season ticket holder for three decades.
‘I just feel numb I can’t even believe this is for real,’ Lisa Mooney told WCVB.
‘I don’t understand why people have to go to that extreme. Why can’t it just be fun, that’s all it’s supposed to be, just a fun family event.’
Devastated wife Lisa Mooney said she felt ‘numb’ after hearing the horrific news about her husband’s death. ‘I just feel numb I can’t even believe this is for real,’ she said. (Pictured: Lisa and Dale Mooney)
Several anonymous witnesses gave descriptions of the ‘brutal’ attack which caused Mooney to ‘crumble’
She added that her husband had no known medical condition that could cause him to pass out, and he ‘has the patience of a saint’.
‘I don’t know what happened… it takes a lot to get him mad,’ she said.
The District Attorney’s Office said the investigation into his death was following ‘normal protocol’ with an autopsy due to take place in the coming days.
No arrests have been made over the incident.