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Police arrest man who socked older fan in the face at NFL game

CHARLOTTE, NC – In a brutal display of violence caught on video, an enraged man threw a Mike Tyson style punch into the face of an older fan while arguing in the stands at an NFL game, leading to his arrest in a case getting national attention.

In captured video, 26-year-old Kyle Maraghy is shown arguing with a 62-year-old man at the recent NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, North Carolina. Allegedly, Maraghy stood for the entire game and refused to sit down when fans behind him asked him to, leading to a heated exchange of words with those who view he was obstructing. Tensions escalated, and Maraghy reared back and blasted an older man seated directly behind him, then quickly ran away with his girlfriend, leaving the man to bleed all over the ground and seats. He made it out of the stadium – but video of the attack quickly circulated on social media.

Local police worked with the NFL’s Panthers to identify, locate and apprehend Maraghy. He has been charged with simple assault. He has previously been charged with assault, according to news reports.

The Panthers released a statement on the incident:

We have reviewed video tape of the incident and have identified the perpetrator. We are working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to pursue charges to the fullest extent of the law.

The Carolina Panthers are committed to a fan-friendly and family-friendly stadium experience. The behavior exhibited by the perpetrator is unacceptable and will not be condoned at Bank of America Stadium.

dude bro & 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 dude bro how they’re being jerks and how rude they are for not sitting. the dude bro turns around and calls the victim a “geriatric fuck”, “faggot”, 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.

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Cracker. Probably a fancy cracker with his loud mouth girlfriend stirring the sh!t pot as usual. In a high dollar coliseum built by some greedy bankers funding a violence game of conquest. Go Bears!

If he had a CCW he could stop the assault in a heartbeat.

Intelligent comment.

Must be because it is true. Truth is hard for liberals to understand. They never use it.

You’re such a dumbass
Bank of America stadium where this occurred has a strict no gun policy no matter what permit you may have. They screen just like at an airport and your gun would be confiscated.
Try to think with that tiny brain of yours before flapping your jaws.

When should he have pulled out his weapon? When the guy was standing up? When he called him a jerk? After the guy punched him? How many times should he shoot him? 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8- times? If he happened to hit someone else would the Stand your Ground apply or would he be charged with shooting the others? Collateral damage?? Not a big deal to you but to the people around him, maybe a very large deal.

Dammit Bodie! Don’t you know? If it would have been 00LVS at the game he not only would have shot the young man, but stopped the diabolical Islamic terrorist conspiracy he discovered in the process by simply giving him the “Trump Eye”. Of course, the anti-American liberal immediately looked away 00LVS’ glare because freedom, justice and the American way secrete from 00LVS’ eyeballs like seed from Ron Jeremy’s unit — Three or four good spurts until he needs a quick 20 minute break. 🙂

Why don’t you try attacking me physically and see how many times I pull the trigger. I would like that.

Hey LVS, you keep your CCW tucked into your Depends?

LVS’ obsession with his weapons is his sick and perverted way of trying to achieve manhood. Most real men are naturally endowed at birth.

Aw look there, Phylilis (the anonymous troll) is posting under it’s female name again. Must be some type of complex.

I don’t think that it was greed that caused this violent outburst, I’m thinking to many Budweiser’s. You know, the beer that makes you wise. Hopefully he gets more then simple assault.

Very true Allen. Sensible words of understanding. You get a gold star!

Young people nowadays tend to show little respect and are prone to violent behaviors and rudeness. Gee, I wonder if it comes from all the years of conditioning the mind to punch ’em or shoot’ em up in video games. And walking, driving, or sitting with that damn smart phone up their ass. Add to that both parents filled with the stress out in the wonderful world of working because of crushing debt so no lengthy supervision can be offered. Poor SOB’s missed the boat and the sad part it’s not their fault. Greed has no shame.

Old people are rude and disrespectful just as much as young people. Maybe even more because they feel entitled, how do we know what happened before the camera was turned on? Maybe the creepy old guy groped the youngsters old lady.

It wasn’t a camera, it was a cell phone, and you can be damned sure that if there was something going on before this violent attack, it would be plastered all over face book/you tube.

When you record something with your cell phone what is the app you open to do that? Is it called camera? You stupid asshole

You both should shut up and do a little reading about the incident. The punk smacked the guy because he called him a jerk.

There you go again, calling posters names. I kind of feel sorry for you. While growing up, your family must have called you many names to try and get your attention. 🙁

At bodacious,
Do you think that calling someone a jerk is reason to inflict that kind of an injury on a person. There is no reason to ever hit another person.

Of course I don’t think calling him a jerk was reason enough to punch him. I hope the punk ass kid gets an extended stay in the county jail or prison. I was responding to the post that said maybe the old man groped the punk’s girlfriend. I read the entire police report about the assault. The kid WAS being a jerk and when he got called on it, he hit the guy.

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