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Raiders, 49ers coach and two mayors respond to violence at Saturday’s game

A Bay Area News Group story cited an unnamed source as saying at least some of the violence at Saturday night’s Raiders-49ers game was gang related.

During the game, one fan was “savagely” beaten in a men’s restroom and suffered life-threatening injuries. Two other fans were shot in the parking lot after the game. One suffered superficial facial injuries, the other suffered life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the stomach at least two times, according to S.F.P.D. Sgt. Frank Harrell.

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee and Oakland mayor Jean Quan attended the game and had a friendly wager on the outcome of a game won by the 49ers. The mayors issued a joint statement Sunday that condemned the violence.

“Violence will not be tolerated in either of our stadiums,” the mayors said in the statement. “The incidents at Candlestick Park last night … are completely unacceptable and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Fans come to our stadiums to enjoy an afternoon of football, not to be subjected to intimidation or violence. These games are family events and the types of images we witnessed last night have no place in our arenas.”

Raiders CEO Amy Trask implored people not to be so quick to judge Raiders fans.

“The overwhelming majority of Raiders fans — just like the overwhelming majority of fans of all teams — are terrific people and terrific fans,” she said. “Every team – in every sport – has a handful of followers that do not behave in an acceptable manner – and to stereotype fans of any one team is unfair — and we should all know better than to do this.”

Forty Niners coach Jim Harbaugh addressed the issue in a conference call Sunday afternoon.

“I feel bad for the people who got injured and people that had to see that, those in the stands and anybody that had to witness that,” Harbaugh said. “I feel bad we sponsor an event as an organization and those things happened, so I’m saddened.”

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  • Kamikaze_Sensei

    First FTW?

  • http://www.mailmachineshouston.com mikeschoice

    raiders need some viloent mojo to lite a fire under thier ass

  • SaintKaufman

    “hey man, going to the game today”?

    “Yeah, just need to stop and pick up some ammo on the way”!

    WTF???

  • thebest

    Now if we can only get the players to play with the same energy. I don’t think Coach Jackson wanted the fans to build a bully…

  • SaintKaufman

    Keep this crap up and eventually there will be no booze, no obscenities and standing while clapping can get your season tickets revoked.

  • RaidingTexas

    From mercurynews.com: “A suspect wearing an Oakland Raiders jersey was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of shooting another Raiders fan wearing an “(Expletive) the Niners” T-shirt.”

    Just like I said earlier: Raider-on-Raider violence.

    Only the Raiders.

  • ohioraider

    There was a time when this kind of incident would have embellished the myth of a much-feared (and respected) franchise. Remember Chuck Noll decrying the “criminal element” of the Raiders? Now, it’s just an unfortunate sideshow in a continuing saga of decline. Too bad.

  • http://cheapseateats.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Lester-Hayes.jpg RaiderDogg

    This occurred in SF!
    at a 49er game!

    Remind me again why we are even talking about Raider fans? The man who was shot in the stomach was shot by a 9er fan because he was wearing a “F*ck The 9ers” shirt yet somehow Raider fans need to be defended?

    I have seen so much gang activity at the Stick that I have NEVER witnessed at the Oakland Coliseum. Even the video footage of fights from the game show 9er fans fighting each other!

    I hate SF, The Stick and all of the a55hole gang members in that sh1tty a55 neighborhood!!!!!!!

    This will happen again at The Stick but will they blame the Rams fans when it does? We all know the answer to that!

    God bless the family and friends of everyone that was injured or affected by the senseless violence that occurred yesterday.

  • SaintKaufman

    I’m not sure how people being shot and beatin within inches of their lives could be used to glorify anything Ohio.

  • http://cheapseateats.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Lester-Hayes.jpg RaiderDogg

    RaidingTexas Says:
    August 21st, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    From mercurynews.com: “A suspect wearing an Oakland Raiders jersey was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of shooting another Raiders fan wearing an “(Expletive) the Niners” T-shirt.”

    Just like I said earlier: Raider-on-Raider violence.

    Only the Raiders.”

    From what I have heard the man put on a Raiders jersey to blend in the crown on the bus, he originally had a red 16 jersey on during the incident.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    How pathetic…

    In a game such as this there should be far more shootings.

    This recession has dropped everyone’s output.

    How lame.

  • SaintKaufman

    Premeditated Dogg?

    What a frickin dbag!

  • http://cheapseateats.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Lester-Hayes.jpg RaiderDogg

    9er on 9er violence:

    youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pWo6H6GBuOQ

    youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lRfpwP9ZZsw#!

    idiots

  • RaidingTexas

    Ohioraider Says:

    “Now, it’s just an unfortunate sideshow in a continuing saga of decline.”

    —————————-

    Almost invokes memories of The Malice at The Palace. Oakland kind of seems like the Detroit of the west coast. A decaying blue collar city left behind by globalism, leaving a tax base too small to have a decent police force to deal with growing crime.

  • SharkCatcher

    Bet you they were all Latino . like me. SMH ..oops my bad and one Samoan .

  • http://cheapseateats.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Lester-Hayes.jpg RaiderDogg

    SaintKaufman Says:
    August 21st, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    Premeditated Dogg?

    What a frickin dbag!
    ————————————
    From what I heard it was retaliation from an earlier confrontation. Dude went and got his piece out of his ride and returned blasting. Then he hid on a party bus, swooped a Raider jersey and put it on to try and blend in. Everyone on the party bus fingered him as not part of their crew when the cops searched the bus.

  • http://cheapseateats.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Lester-Hayes.jpg RaiderDogg

    RaidingTexas Says:
    August 21st, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    Ohioraider Says:

    “Now, it’s just an unfortunate sideshow in a continuing saga of decline.”

    —————————-

    Almost invokes memories of The Malice at The Palace. Oakland kind of seems like the Detroit of the west coast. A decaying blue collar city left behind by globalism, leaving a tax base too small to have a decent police force to deal with growing crime.
    ————————————–
    Except for one major point that you are missing. This happened in San Francisco NOT Oakland. There is a HUGE gang problem in that neighborhood of SF where the Stick is.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    These are punks who think they are greater than the whole. Make a gang task force, enforce laws quickly, stop the violence, stop the welfare, and maybe some sanity will come to this arena. I hate to post political comments in a football blog, but these Police Departments are just not getting it done. Overwhelm the gangs, even for throwing a cigarette on the sidewalk. Take back your neighborhoods, make parents responsible for their children, then we won’t see this kind of violence. This is totally unaccepable! The gangs want violence, PD, Give it to them!!

  • ohioraider

    SaintKaufman Says:
    August 21st, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I’m not sure how people being shot and beatin within inches of their lives could be used to glorify anything Ohio.
    ===================================
    Huh? Read it again, friend.

  • Pretty Rick

    And to think Bill Plasche said the Raiders shouldn’t move back to L.A. because of,,,,,gang violence. On a serious note people getting shot at a football game is pathetic,, it should be a place where you can take your family to without having to worry about the safety of your children. When I go to a sporting event the last thing I’m thinking about doing is shooting someone,,, other than the refs.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Watched multiple youtube clips of fights, in the parking lot and on the outside.

    Seems like a lot more 49ers fans involved (tough to call them “fans” let’s just say they were wearing the gear) than Raiders “fans”.

    There was definately Raiders colors in the mix as well, especially in the chick fight in the parking lot.

    The one fight in the stands seemed like Raiders-49ers, but there was two 49ers “fans” punching each other.

    All in all, it just seemed like the worst place to be on a Saturday night.

  • SaintKaufman

    Guess I didn’t put much into the word myth Ohio.
    I got ya!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Not sure what the Bengals are trying to do with Andy Dalton, besides ruin him before he can ever get going.

    Just put in Bruce already!!!

  • Plunketthead

    They sure have been building up Rex Ryan as the second coming and the answer to the crackboy woes.

    They will get burnt all year long starting tonight.

  • J Hill

    I have the SD – Dallas game on NBC, not Cincy.

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Whacha gonna do about it Mayor? Nothin! It’s all lip service.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Chargers looked as bad as the Raiders in that red zone….

    You guys need to relax about the Raider game yesterday. Everyone is working out the kinks

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    As much as I don’t much care for anything to do with Jerruh and big D, I depise those powder blue wearing peter puffers from sandy gaygo…..

    Hopefully one of Robbo’s guys can knock that pencilnecked geek Rivers into next month….

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders defense (starters & 2nd string) have been excellent- they have only given up a FG or two this preseason;

    Raiders offense has not been productive.
    I think it’s time to cut the offensive players the coaching staff know are going to get cut; so as that the starters and backups can get more reps.

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    CorkOnTheNFL QB Jason Campbell should be “practicing tomorrow,” coach Hue Jackson says. TE Kevin Boss will be “week to week,” similar to Chaz Schilens.
    21 minutes ago

  • J Hill

    That breakdown they just did on Weddle’s int is what Branch and our LBs NEVER do. Which is why we always get beat in that exact soft part of the zone.

  • Master Beeecham

    What’s up with all the lame violence, brahs? Why can’t everyone just party serious and get loose on Grey Goose?

    I watched the game on my new 4D big screen, got it set up near the hot tub so I can get my soak on, down mad margaritas and mack on my babes during tv timeouts.

    Getting ready to DJ the pool party at the Ritz, gonna smash up a little Cameo up with some Lady Antebellum. Might keep my pants buckled loose so they’ll fall down during the set and I can get a sweet bj.

    Hope Brian the Genital wasn’t the poor dude in the bathroom who got smacked around. As much as we trash the poor punching bag on the blog, he’s a human being who deserves decency.

    NUFF RESPECT

  • Kirk

    Violent crime is at it’s lowest level in 40 years in this country, but one violent crime is too many.

  • dvrick

    # Plunketthead Says:
    August 21st, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    They sure have been building up HUE as the second coming and the answer to the crackboy woes.

    HE will get burnt all year long and he’s probably the one responsible for the shootings.

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