CMPD officers have just arrested the Panthers fan who attacked an older fan during last night’s Eagles game at Bank of America Stadium.
After reviewing the video and talking to fans who witnessed the assault, CMPD determined the attacker to be Kyle Adam Maraghy
They arrested Maraghy this afternoon, charged him with simple assault, and took him to the Mecklenburg County jail for processing.
— CMPD News (@CMPD) October 13, 2017
According to ‘Warren C’, who first uploaded the now viral video to his Instagram page, Maraghy was standing up for much of the game, and when the man behind him became agitated, they started arguing – then Maraghy started punching him repeatedly in the face.
Here is the original video (WARNING: contains graphic violence and blood):
dude bro & his chicka were standing for the entire game. words gradually got more and more escalated. there previously was a single mom and her son between us, they left halfway through the 3rd. after that, the lid was off. the dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view. the victim telling the dude bro how they’re being jerks and how rude they are for not sitting. the dude bro turns around and calls the victim a “geriatric fuck”, “faggot”, and “hick”. then sucker punches him right in the face. i don’t know if he got away or left in handcuffs, but i hope it’s the latter. edit: to clarify further, both the puncher and punchee were wearing Panthers attire. The assailant was seated in section 541, row 24, seat 10.
Early this morning, the Carolina Panthers released this statement about the incident:
“We have reviewed video tape of the incident and have identified the perpetrator. We are working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to pursue charges to the fullest extent of the law,” Panthers officials released in a statement. “The Carolina Panthers are committed to a fan-friendly and family-friendly stadium experience. The behavior exhibited by the perpetrator is unacceptable and will not be condoned at Bank of America Stadium.”