On Monday night, in the match between Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers, an animal-rights activist ran onto the field carrying a pink flare. Bobby Wagner, Los Angeles Rams linebacker, tackled the animal-rights activist. The activist filed has filed an assault complaint following the incident.
The protestor ran onto the field carrying a pink flare, and after evading security, he was tackled by the 240lb Wagner. The video of this incident hit soon on social media. After this incident, the protestor filed a complaint against Wagner.
On Wednesday, a Santa Clara police spokesman told Yahoo Sports that an assault complaint had been filed around the incident.
Lieutenant Cuong Phan said It’s an active investigation, and I can confirm a person did come in on Tuesday at 1:45 pm and filed a report. Moreover, he said however, it’s an ongoing investigation, so we are not able to release details at this time.
Lieutenant Phan did not say anything about the complaint, whether the complaint was against Wagner or the Rams organization. Wagner said about his action that he had tackled the protester out of concern for others’ safety.
After the game, Wagner said that’s not making a play, that’s just keeping it safe, and you don’t know what that fan got or what they’re doing. He said you see it all the time, and we don’t know what they’re carrying in their pockets.
Wagner said It’s whatever that little smoke stuff is, but that shit could be dangerous. He said One of the security guys on the other side looked like he got hurt, and security looked like he was struggling. Wagner said so, I was frustrated, so I took it out on him.
Direct Action Everywhere is an animal-rights group that this week called Wagner’s tackle a blatant assault.