“The Truth About Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49er Fan Violence”
In 2011 the Raiders played the 49ers in an exhibition game at Candlestick Park. It was one of the most violent football games in a long time. Not from player violence, but from fan violence. There were shootings, stabbings and several arrests. The violence was so shocking that the NFL talked about ending the Raiders/49ers pre season games.
Let me see if I can put this delicately. First off, ANY fan that goes to any sporting event and fights is a TOTAL loser. You should be jailed, and your kids, parents and grand parents should have to see video of what a drunken idiot you are. You should have to work at a homeless shelter for 1000 hours and that is after your jail time. You should have to wear a sign that says, “I’m a violent tool that can’t control themselves”. Was that nice enough?
Second of all I’m sick of the San Francisco media including the SF Gate, the San Francisco Chronicle, and KNBR acting like the 49er fans are these artsy laid back pot smoking hippies that wouldn’t hurt a fly. You get more real news from Youtube than you get from the San Francisco media who have made hiding Giants and 49ers violence an art form. If I hear Gary Radnich of KNBR call the San Francisco fans sophisticated one more time I’ll throw up. Some of the most violent and slimy people that have ever fought at a football game are 49er fans. Youtube should have their own channel for them.
Local NBC bay area did a great story on the truth about fan violence in the bay area. Even with a higher socioeconomic type of fan base at Levi’s Stadium, the Santa Clara police department reported that there were 25 arrests per game at Levi’s stadium in the first part of the season. In contrast, the Oakland Raiders were reported to have only 12 arrests per game.
Now I’m not a mindless homer, and I’m not naive. Some Raider fans are far from angels. The Raider fans violence really took off in the days in Los Angeles. The fights among L.A. Raider fans and opponents were of legend. So many pathetic idiots committed violent assaults because someone didn’t like their team. There were stabbings in the Los Angeles Coliseum and @ San Diego games as well as occasional shootings outside the stadium. In Oakland before the move, the Raider fans could be nasty but they weren’t this violent. You didn’t see fights every game or craziness. The fans were loud, abrasive, and vulgar, but they weren’t Mike Tyson on roid rage.
What bothers me even more is what cowards these fighters are. ALL of the videos that I saw online; and I watched about 30 of them; had one side outnumber or outsize the other one. Most punches were thrown by losers hitting people from behind or the side or in situations where they outnumber the people they were fighting. Wow, that kind of “courage” is pathetic. And these people have or will have kids? This type of parental guidance we don’t need. No wonder America is so screwed up.
Our society is a mess right now. Violence and vulgarity is the norm and many think it’s cool. I just watched a 10 minute video of about 10 female 49er fans fighting 2 female Raider fans. Stay classy.
Whenever I think of sporting fan violence I think of Bryan Stow who had his life ruined because of 2 thugs looking for trouble at Dodger stadium. Or what about the 49er fan who was beaten by two pathetic losers in a bathroom because of a nudge? His injuries are permanent. His life is changed forever because of two nobody thugs. There are dozens more experiences out there that are forgotten about quickly.
We are violent and out of control and right and wrong has little meaning anymore to many. Social media has exposed our society as shallow, insecure, hyper sensitive and ready to rip on someone or attack someone in a second. People don’t care about truth anymore, they care about their biased opinion and perspective.
The same people that are committing violence are also the same ones that I’m sure rip on Ray Rice and are outraged by Ferguson. Their standards for the players and others are much higher than themselves.
This IS A GAME PEOPLE. People are dying of deadly diseases. Children are suffering from terrible cancers. Big business corruption is running rampant. Colleges are getting rich off of raising tuitions to ridiculous levels while lining their pockets. There are school and mass shootings, sexual assaults and rapes, and so many other tragic things to be outraged about. Yet some fans feel passionate enough about their team to get sloppy drunk and fight? Lol wow. Use that passion and buy some toys for a children’s hospital or donate to a homeless shelter instead.
I’m so sick of fans bragging about how awesome of fans they are. Insulting people or fighting isn’t what being a good fan is. This isn’t high school. There are lots of good fans but please stop being so naive. If you were broke and needed your bills paid, none of the players or owners would help you. They wouldn’t cross the street to shake your hand and if you were sick they wouldn’t be making you soup and getting you medicine while you are whining about how you don’t feel good. This is a game. Be passionate about your team and have fun with it but stop acting like your life depends on it.
To all fans that can’t hold your liquor and get into fights and bully people, I wish terrible evil karma on you. To any fan that witnesses these types of situations; call security and make sure these scumbags go to jail. It’s time to make a change.