THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A protester who ran onto the sector throughout the San Francisco 49ers’ Monday night time house sport towards the Rams has filed a police report after being subdued by Los Angeles linebacker Bobby Wagner.
Santa Clara Police Division Lt. 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 grievance, which was made Tuesday.
“I heard about it, however it’s what it’s,” Wagner mentioned on the Rams’ coaching advanced. “It’s behind me. I ain’t actually targeted on it. I’m extra involved in regards to the safety guard that was damage attempting to chase him. We don’t know what that (pink smoke) is. You’ve simply bought to do what you’ve bought to do.”
Wagner flattened the protester who ran throughout the sector and towards the Rams’ sideline whereas waving a tool emitting pink smoke shortly earlier than halftime at Levi’s Stadium. Teammate Takk McKinley additionally helped as Wagner subdued the protester, who had eluded safety throughout the run throughout the sector, whereas one other protester was caught earlier than getting very far onto the sector.
Wagner indicated that gamers and coaches have a proper to be involved in such conditions.
“You simply by no means know,” Wagner mentioned. “Individuals run on the sector for no motive typically. Once more, fairly positive it’s going to maintain taking place, however you by no means know what that particular person has bought of their pocket, their arms, no matter. … There’s penalties in 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 believe that everyone knows the place Bobby’s intentions have been, and I help Bobby Wagner,” Rams coach Sean McVay mentioned Wednesday. “I don’t suppose anyone would disagree.”
Wagner mentioned he was mildly shocked when video of his assist with the protester went viral, noting that almost all discipline invasions aren’t proven on tv broadcasts to discourage the habits. Peyton and Eli Manning even offered play-by-play commentary on Wagner’s hit throughout their ESPN broadcast of the sport.
“I believe a variety of gamers wish to do it, too,” Wagner mentioned.