Football wouldn’t be the sport we love or anything even close without the fans. They create the atmosphere inside the stadiums and give the game a sense of meaning. But sometimes, fans bring football into disrepute. On many occasions, they’ve displayed an utter lack of class and made extremely negative headlines they were supposedly cheering on.
For example, fan fights are common across the NFL, and there are many other embarrassing incidents involving supporters from every franchise. Of course, some teams have worse reputations – yes, we are looking at you Philly – but there are bad apples in every bunch. Check out 30 times NFL fans showed a complete lack of class via Sports Illustrated below.
30. Bloody Brawl (2021)
One of the wildest fan brawls went down during a Rams-Chargers preseason game at SoFi stadium. A man wearing an Aaron Donald jersey had a shouting match with three other fans in front of him. Tensions appeared to be cooling and he turned his back. Suddenly, a woman behind the three men threw her beer at his back. Aaron Donald 2.0 immediately swung around and the fight began (via Mediaite).
It didn’t go well for him because they pummeled him and tore the shirt off his back. Finally, after several minutes, security intervened. But the fan’s face was bloody and beaten. Meanwhile, the woman who showed complete lack of class by instigating everything was perfectly fine. She was worse than anybody else in the situation because her action led to much worse action.