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A fan at Thursday night’s Panthers-Eagles game was left with blood pouring from his face after another fan punched him.
A video posted on Instagram shows shows a young man in a black Cam Newton jersey striking an older man in the face four times. Charlotte police say the man on the receiving end of the punches is 62 years old. He was treated for his injuries at the stadium and released.
The older man was upset that the other fan and the woman he was with were standing throughout the game, according to the person who posted the video. You can hear in the video that the older man calls the attacker a racial slur before the first punch is thrown.
(Warning: The video below is graphic and the caption includes strong language.)
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#dudebro & his chicka were standing for the entire game. words gradually got more and more escalated. there previously was a single mom and her son between us, they left halfway through the 3rd. after that, the lid was off. the dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view. the victim telling the #dudebro how they’re being jerks and how rude they are for not sitting. the #dudebro turns around and calls the victim a “geriatric f—k”, “fa***t”, and “hick”. then sucker punches him right in the face. i don’t know if he got away or left in handcuffs, but i hope it’s the latter. edit: to clarify further, both the puncher and punchee were wearing Panthers attire. The assailant was seated in section 541, row 24, seat 10.
The Panthers have identified the man who threw the punches and are working with local police to bring charges, the team said in a statement. Charlotte police are currently working to find the man and arrest him.
The NFL told ESPN that it is investigating the incident as well.
Update: The man who threw the punches, 26-year old Kyle Adam Maraghy, has been arrested by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and faces a charge of simple assault. In less than shocking news, Maraghy has been arrested for assault at least twice since 2013, reports TMZ.