ESPN is reporting that Sgt. Brian Polite has said the incident was “was not a Jets-Chiefs melee.” Polite says that witnesses reported there was no indication the attackers were Chiefs fans.
A Queens man was attacked and beaten by a group of fans,
one of whom was wearing a Chiefs jersey, following Sunday’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets.
From the New York Post:
A diehard Jets fan was savagely beaten on his own turf by a drunken gang of Kansas City Chiefs fans after their team was trounced on Sunday — with one of the assailants barking “F–k New York” and “You all deserved what happened on 9/11!” the victim’s distraught family told The Post.
James Mohr, 23, a physical-education teacher at the Bronx Guild vocational high school, was wearing his Jetss gear after the team’s 37-10 victory as he walked through Parking Lot J at MetLife Stadium when a woman standing with a pack of thugs screamed the vile taunts.
This kind of behavior is uncalled for. This isn’t the first incident of the fans of one team attacking those of another and it likely won’t be the last.
This kind of behavior has to stop. As fans of the same team we are all viewed as a group. The people who did this are not a
good example of the average Chiefs fan or, for that matter, a good representation of NFL fans in general.
When you get assholes, idiots and alcohol all in the same place at the same time, bad things happen. It doesn’t matter if it is at a football game or a bar.
It is unfortunate that this time the troublemakers were Chiefs fans.
The real issue here is that the NFL needs to realize that these types of situations have got to be stopped. If that means that teams have to spend more money to significantly beef up security in their parking lots and stadiums, then that is what they are going to have to do. If the teams have no problem selling plastic cup after plastic cup of overpriced alcohol to people who can’t control themselves then they should use the bulk of that money to protect the rest of the law-abiding fans patronizing their stadiums.
I think I can speak for all of Chiefs Nation when I say our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Mohr and his family. We wish him a speedy recovery.