Well, it’s no surprise to most people that a New England Patriots fan tossed a beer at Tyreek Hill Monday night.
Tyreek Hill got a middle finger to the face AND a beer thrown on him by Boston fans. pic.twitter.com/l3oZvvgMXx
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) October 15, 2018
But it’s also no surprise that the man who tossed the beer is facing charges for the incident.
The Foxborough Police Department would announce charges Monday against the fan — who threw a beer can at Tyreek Hill – that include disorderly conduct and throwing an object at a sporting event. But that’s not all. The charges were filed after the New England Patriots issued a statement, which banned the fan from the stadium and forwarded his information to law enforcement.
Statement from the New England Patriots: pic.twitter.com/VapBDpzzdg
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 15, 2018
The incident would occur in the fourth quarter when Hill found the endzone on a 75-yard touchdown. Hill, following the touchdown, wound up at the barrier where fans stand to watch the game. Some fans were simply angered, harmlessly flipping the bird at Hill. Another decided to shower Hill with his beer.
75-yard touchdown. ?
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 15, 2018
A slow-motion version of the incident, if you wish.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) October 15, 2018
Hill’s touchdown (and the extra point) evened the Chiefs and Patriots late in the game. But the Patriots — in typical Pats/Tom Brady fashion — would march down the field to score a game-winning field goal. (So, really, the beer-tossing was completely unnecessary, dude.)
Hill spoke on the incident following Sunday night’s game.
“My coach [Andy Reid] told me, ‘Don’t get emotional. Don’t get mad about it, because it comes with the territory,’” Hill told Boston.com. “I’m not mad at all.”
Despite Hill’s positive attitude, however, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN.com on Monday that they were looking into their legal options with the NFL and NFLPA.
“That type of behavior is unacceptable,” Rosenhaus says. “Players have to be protected. We want that fan to be prosecuted.”
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would also chime in on the fan’s misconduct.
“That’s just a little bit too crazy,” Gronkowski adds. “Us players are out there competing, trying to be the best we can be out there. That’s just a little too much, I would say.”
If Gronk says you’re too much, well…
And still, regardless the whole incident is moot — the Patriots earned another home win over an AFC-foe thanks to Brady and Co. Sounds like someone should’ve saved his beer for post-game celebrations?