A protester who ran onto the sphere through the San Francisco 49ers’ Monday night time house recreation towards the Los Angeles Rams has filed a police report after being tackled by Rams’ linebacker Bobby Wagner.
Santa Clara Police Division Leutenant Cuong Phan confirmed to The Related Press on Wednesday that the division has an energetic investigation of the incident, which meant he may present few different particulars.
Wagner reacted with bemusement when requested in regards to the protester’s criticism, which was made on Tuesday.
“I heard about it, however it’s what it’s,” Wagner stated on the Rams’ coaching complicated.
“It is behind me. I ain’t actually targeted on it.
“I am extra involved in regards to the safety guard that was harm attempting to chase him. We do not know what that (pink smoke) is. You’ve got simply received to do what you have to do.”
Wagner flattened the protester who ran throughout the sphere and towards the Rams’ sideline whereas waving a tool emitting pink smoke shortly earlier than half-time on the 49ers’ house floor.
Teammate Takk McKinley additionally helped as Wagner subdued the protester, who had eluded safety through the run throughout the sphere, whereas one other protester was caught earlier than getting very far onto the sphere.
Wagner indicated that gamers and coaches have a proper to be involved in such conditions.
“You simply by no means know,” Wagner stated.
“Folks run on the sphere for no cause typically. Once more, fairly positive it is going to preserve occurring, however you by no means know what that individual has received of their pocket, their palms, no matter … There’s penalties to your actions.”
Wagner’s actions have been broadly applauded across the NFL, together with by San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan instantly after the sport.
“I feel that everyone knows the place Bobby’s intentions have been, and I help Bobby Wagner,” Rams coach Sean McVay stated on Wednesday.
“I do not assume anyone would disagree.”
Wagner stated he was mildly stunned when video of his assist with the protester went viral, noting that almost all area invasions aren’t proven on tv broadcasts to discourage the behaviour.
Peyton and Eli Manning even supplied play-by-play commentary on Wagner’s hit throughout their ESPN broadcast of the sport.
“I feel a variety of gamers wish to do it, too,” Wagner stated.