Animal activist storms NFL field, leveled by Rams’ Bobby Wagner

On national television Football on Monday nightLos Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner attacked a renegade fan, allegedly an animal rights activist, who ran onto the field at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.

With about 41 seconds remaining in the first half of the tilt between the Super Bowl champion Rams and the 49ers, a fan ran onto the field with a pink smoke stick, prompting a stoppage of the game. The fan had dodged security until running closer to the Rams’ touchline when Wagner stepped in and knocked the protester to the ground.

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Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner is shown at State Farm Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. In Monday night’s game, Wagner attacked a fan, allegedly an animal rights activist, who ran onto the field.
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In a video posted to Twitter by Sportswriter Cameron Salerno, the fan, who is wearing a pink T-shirt and blue shorts, is seen being chased down the 30-yard line to the Rams’ touchline by a guard in a yellow top. Rams Outside Linebacker Takkarist McKinley also appears to be moving toward the fan, who remains out of reach from safety until Wagner makes contact. The guard jumps onto the fan once he’s brought down. No information was available about charges

Back then, the 49ers led 14-6 in last season’s reboot of the NFC Championship.

Another angle of the duel posted by sports illustrated features brothers and retired Footballstar quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning commenting where former MVP Peyton Manning refers to Wagner as a “veteran.”

“Bring him down, get out there and let these guys take over now,” Manning added in the video.

Also the NFL journalist Mina Kimes reposted the videocommenting: “If this was a gender reveal, Bobby Wagner is now the father of the child. Sorry I don’t make the rules.”

animal activist group Direct action everywhere has claimed the fan acted in protest to draw attention to the trial of two factory farm whistleblowers that began Monday. In a press release, the group said the protester attacked by Wagner and another protester who helped plan the move said “they just want to stand up for their friends.”

Three weeks ago, two other activists associated with Direct Action Everywhere were arrested and charged with stopping a game at SoFi Stadium when the Rams played the Buffalo Bills, she reported United States today.

“If the masses are not allowed to see the process, we bring the issue to the masses,” it says tweet from the group.

Some Twitter users criticized Wagner’s actions against the activist, including sPorts podcaster Bart Winklerwho posted that he was “wild against” a player “swearing at people running onto their field”.

“Okay, don’t do it, but even the penalty shouldn’t be drilled by someone who is physically far superior to you in every way and who could also murder you with the wrong angle,” added Winkler.

Direct action everywhere tweeted a photo of activists who disrupted Monday night’s game said both had been released from police custody. According to the tweet, the protester attacked by Wagner has a burn on his arm, but both were “in a good mood.”

Wagner, a six-time Pro Bowler, is in his freshman season with the Rams and led the team at halftime with a total of five tackles Monday night.

The 49ers defeated the Rams 24-9. Both teams are tied 2-2 this season, and San Francisco has beaten its division rivals in seven straight regular-season games.

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Rick Schindler

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