Local Event Sports Association

This weekend saw another breakout of violence at a professional sporting event. 

A melee occurred between fans in attendance at the Oakland Raiders-San Francisco 49ers game on Saturday.

Several people were injured, including two shooting victims and a man who was beaten unconscious and found in one of the upper-level restrooms.

There were fans of the same team fighting each other in addition to fans from the rival teams fighting each other.

San Francisco CEO Jed York wants to recommend that the annual preseason game between the two Bay Area teams be called off for an undetermined amount of time.

This recent event of violence evokes the question: Are fans taking things too far?

Nearly five months ago, a similar event happened in Los Angeles when a San Francisco Giants fan was severely beaten outside of Dodger Stadium by two Dodgers fans after the season opener between the two teams.

Last week, Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was hit in the eye with the head of a bobble-head doll that was given away to fans in a match against the Portland Timbers.


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