Broncos fan punched out, hospitalized after wearing Denver jersey to San Diego game

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What would have been worse for a Broncos fan in San Diego than not being able to see Denver's amazing comeback win over the Chargers live and in person on Monday night? Missing the entire game because someone had knocked you unconscious, presumably for daring to wear a Broncos jersey into Qualcomm Stadium. That's what happened to one unfortunate Denver die-hard.

According to Fox5 in San Diego, Eric, a 22 year old from Chula Vista who didn't want his full name used for fear of additional retaliation, hadn't even entered the stadium when the lights went out.

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"Someone spilled their beer on me," he told the station, "and the next thing I noticed, I woke up in a hospital the next day."

Yes, Eric had rocked his Broncos jersey -- and he said some Chargers fans had harassed him for his clothing choice. But he apparently didn't see his assailant, since he was struck in the back of the head. He wound up spending two days in an area hospital, and while he's home now, he's not exactly all better.

In his words, "I was bleeding from my head, my body is in pain, I'm taking medication every day, and I've lost my sense of smell."

No arrests have been made in the case, the station reports. But despite his experiences on Monday night, Eric says he hasn't been scared off attending a game at Qualcomm, and plans to go there again in the future.

No word about what he plans to wear in the Broncos are in town.

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dhm101
dhm101

I went to the game and took my BRONCOS friends and had ZERO problems.  When you have 60K in one area you are bound to have some dumbasses!!! useless story!!!

rcbrcbrcb
rcbrcbrcb

geez I'm sorry that some so-called Charger fans treated him this way....makes me sick. Any fan who could do that is not a real fan but a criminal. Not all Charger fans are this way especially the non-bandwagon ones. 

KPCCofframp
KPCCofframp

.@LAWeekly @denverwestword Please. The jersey didn't cause the incident. It was a thug/bully/criminal. Don't spread this meme.

Armin Cosmo Sarabi
Armin Cosmo Sarabi

Try doin that in Philly or Oakland. They'll never find the body.

Misco
Misco

Wow, if this was a rape victim, everyone would be going "dude, he totally deserved it... I mean, look at what he was wearing, he was practically ASKING for it!"

 

Stay classy, NFL.

Austin Kulachkosky
Austin Kulachkosky

I can see an ass kicking after the game, but before it starts? come on WTF?

Bob Tyler
Bob Tyler

Violence is the resort of stupidity

Derek Murphy
Derek Murphy

he seems more like a chargers fan with such bad stamina....

Stephen At Half Aspen
Stephen At Half Aspen

...and that's why a pocket-sized lead-filled beaver tail is a handy little device. Slap a mofo upside the head with that and after the crack in his skull heals (if), the brain swelling ebbs (if), and the stitches come out, he'll think twice about being an asshole the next time.

Dennis Scalf
Dennis Scalf

Well, look at what happened to homeboy at the LA Dodgers game. Just sad to see that but these Cali for ya like Aaron said.

Austin Kulachkosky
Austin Kulachkosky

Hope that fool tells the wrong person and gets his ass busted! I though this kind of shit only happens in Detroit.

Sean Bracken
Sean Bracken

People really are classless. Get over it. Your team lost... and it isn't the fans fault of another team why your team lost.

EJSchultz
EJSchultz

@DenverWestword Stay classy San Diego... and I am a Charger fan. Friggin' knuckleheads!

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @Misco Hadn't thought of it that way, Misco -- which is why we're going to make your post an upcoming Comment of the Day. Congrats.

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