The moment Steelers fan chokes pregnant Chargers fan
Sports matches are high-emotion environments. Spectators, commentators and the players are all subject to riding the waves that go with the progression of the match and most handle things appropriately. However, through in some wrong-side-of-the-tracks crowd members and a healthy dash of beer, and you can see situations get out of hand very quickly and you end up with a situation like in the clip below.
The NFL matchup between the Steelers and the Chargers saw some ugly scenes in the crowd as tensions ran high. Two men took their argument to the next level as fists started to fly. With the crowd looking on and urging them to calm down as it’s only a game, The Chargers fan’s wife stepped into to try to break things up.
Well, the Steelers fan was having none of that, but took things way too far, choking the woman, who it was revealed is pregnant. The short-lived incident was broken up by the LA Chargers fan who was sporting a very loud pair of yellow trousers and an outrageous jacket to match the team’s colours. When things looked to be getting nastier still, he threw up his hands in surrender.
The incident followed a similar scene where a Steelers fan headbutted a fellow crowd member!
“We strive to make events at Heinz Field safe for our guests,” the Steelers said in a statement. “This type of behaviour seen in the photo is unacceptable and something we do not condone on our property. We are working with Heinz Field security as well as local authorities to gather more information on this particular incident as the Pittsburgh Police determines whether or not to press charges, and we will ensure those involved as the aggressors will not be permitted back into our stadium.”
Check out the choke here: