Giants fan arrested for trying to burn 4,000 square-foot Buccaneers flag

Monday November 9th, 2015

A Giants fan was arrested after Sunday’s game in Tampa for allegedly trying to burn a large flag at the Buccaneers’ headquarters adjacent to Raymond James Stadium.

According to Fox 13 in Tampa, police said a 32-year-old man named Daniel Raboni hopped a fence to enter 1 Buccaneer Place and attempted to burn an 80-by-50-foot flag valued at $26,000 that hangs from a 15-story pole. The flag, which is large enough to be seen on a satellite image of the team’s facility, is flame-retardant but it suffered “significant damage” when a portion of it melted. 

Raboni was wearing an Eli Manning jersey when he was arrested.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office records show that Raboni was charged with criminal mischief, a third-degree felony, and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, a first-degree misdemeanor. As of Monday afternoon, he is still in jail, being held on $2,500 bond.

- Dan Gartland

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