Dallas and Oakland don’t like each other. They have two passionate fan bases who would do anything for their team. Apparently that now includes a fan reportedly swinging a helmet at players.
According to USAToday, this is what happened.
Then things went a bit over the line when a hard hit by Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne on Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera led to a brawl that nearly spilled over into the stands and featured a Raiders fan swinging a helmet at a Cowboys player and cornerback B.W. Webb retaliating with a swing at the fan.
“It’s definitely a dangerous situation,” Webb said. “I don’t know why fans would want to jump on this side of the fence. I don’t think they’d like it too much on this side.”
This could a small benefit of why the Arizona Cardinals practice at University of Phoenix Stadium. It’s much easier to control crowds in that kind of environment instead of one that’s outdoors and fans are pressed against fences like sardines.
The fan wasn’t identified and no one was hurt as a result of their actions. Fans need to keep back in situations like this. There should be more of a buffer between the fans and the action depending on how strong the barrier is to separate them from it.