City of angels? Massive brawl erupts in the stands at NFL game between Los Angeles rivals the Chargers and the Rams as fans throw punches and drinks – leaving one with a bloody black eye
- A fight broke out between several NFL fans of the Los Angeles crosstown rivals during the Chargers and Rams game on Saturday night
- Fans were arguing when a woman threw a beer at a Rams fan in an Aaron Donald jersey leading him to begin throwing punches
- The fight grew as others jumped in and lasted ‘well over 5 minutes’ before security arrived to the seats in the lower section
- The beat down happened as fans returned to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood for the Week 1 preseason game which the Chargers won
A fight broke out between NFL fans of the Los Angeles crosstown rivals during a Chargers and Rams game on Saturday night.
Two fans were going back and forth at each other during the second quarter when one Rams fan, wearing an Aaron Donald jersey, had a beer thrown at him by woman while his back was turned.
The man wearing the Donald jersey turned around and began throwing punches to the other fans in front of him.
Three or four fans, who appeared to be in the same group, teamed up and started attacking the fan with the Donald jersey who was left with blood dripping down his face.
A fight broke out between NFL fans of the Los Angeles crosstown rivals during a Chargers and Rams game on Saturday night
The Rams fan who threw the first punch was escorted out of So-Fi Stadium by security as blood dripped down his face
The fight broke out in the stands during the second quarter of the game on Saturday night lasting several minutes before security guards came to the lower level
Several videos of the mid-game brawl circulated around Twitter with other NFL posting their views of the fight
The Rams fan who began throwing punches was escorted out of the stadium by security but it is unknown whether or not there were any arrest
The fight lasted for ‘well over 5 minutes’ according to Mike Kijanski, who was at the game sitting two sections over from the brawl in the lower level. The man wearing the Donald jersey was eventually escorted out by security.
Another fight between two fans broke out, which left one man’s face bleeding.
It’s unclear what exactly sparked the argument and whether there were any arrests. Several videos of the brawl have been circulating on Twitter.
The beat downs took place as fans returned to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood since the pandemic. The Chargers won 13-6 the Week 1 preseason game. The preseason game was expected to give players in the reserves a chance to hit the field.
Two fans began arguing in the stands during the pre-season game but it is not known what began the heated dispute
While the fans were arguing, an unidentified woman threw a beer at the Rams fan wearing an Aaron Donald jersey
The drink that was thrown became the catalyst that escalated the dispute into a physical fight between several fans
‘We’ll get a chance to see a lot of our depth guys, because there’s going to be probably about 35 players that are not playing in this game for us,’ said Rams coach Sean McVay, who later explained that ‘a lot of those guys would be playing, but they’re actually injured and we’re forced to hold them out as precautionary reasons.’
Bryce Perkins and Devlin Hodges were put in as quarterback. Perkins signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2020 coming out of his college career at Virginia. He spent most of the 2020 season on the practice squad. While he was on the active roster for the final regular season game and divisional playoff game against Green Bay, he did not play.
Perkins is the nephew of Don Perkins, a six-time Pro Bowl selection who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1961-68.
Hodges signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2019 coming from Samford University. He started six games for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 when Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph were injured.
Hodges spent the 2020 season on the Steelers’ practice squad and signed with the Rams in January.
Chargers coach Brandon Staley said ‘Our plan is the players that we need to evaluate on our team are going to play in that game. Some of our starters are going to play in that game because we need to evaluate them,’ according to NBC 4.