Lawyers Says Animal Rights Protester May Have Case Against Football Player Who Tackled Him
(TargetLiberty.org) – Fans who attend football games expect to see some tackling. Generally, the person being taken down is also part of the team and wearing gear. That wasn’t the case at a recent LA Rams game. Now, an NFL player could face legal woes.
On Monday, October 3, a man ran onto the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. He was carrying a smoke device that was spewing pink smoke into the air. Rams linebacker Takkarist McKinley ran toward the man just as teammate Bobby Wagner, also a linebacker, tackled him. Security ran over at the same time to escort the clothed streaker off of the field.
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At first, the stunt looked like a gender reveal gone wrong, but reports later indicated he was an activist with Direct Action Everywhere, an animal rights group based in Berkeley. The man was allegedly trying to raise awareness about a case involving two activists who stole dying piglets from a Utah farm. It’s being called a “landmark case” for animal rights.
BREAKING: Activist disrupts MNF game with pink smoke flare to elevate the #SmithfieldTrial and support the #RightToRescue. If the masses are not allowed to see the trial, we will bring the issue to the masses. Press release at https://t.co/lvGRZp6CeD pic.twitter.com/XBlGBtxYFV
— Direct Action Everywhere (@DxEverywhere) October 4, 2022
The activist filed a police report against Wagner, accusing him of assault. The Santa Clara Police Department could open a criminal probe, depending on what they find during the investigation. Yahoo! News reported the football player said he knows about the complaint but he’s more worried about the security guard who was hurt during the chase.
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