You might expect a scuffle, or fight to break out between fans at a football game, but a woman usually isn't on the receiving end of the punch. The guy's mom says that it wasn't his fault.
A brawl erupted in the stands after the Jets-Patriots game at Met-Life Stadium. Video posted to YouTube appears to show a Jets fan punching a woman wearing Patriots colors.
However, the family of the man in this video says that the woman attacked him first.
"Yes a guy should not hit a girl or a woman. But if you are going to get a maniac girl, how much abuse are you supposed to take to be free you defend yourself?" said Colleen Paschke, the man's mother.
Closer investigation shows that man does have a criminal history. He was convicted of homicide back in 1992. As far as the incident at MetLife stadium, a Jets spokesperson says that the matter has been turned over to New Jersey State Police. There have been no arrests so far.
The Jets beat the Patriots in the 30-27 close game. The original video of the scuffle was uploaded to YouTube on October 20th, it has more than 1.3 million views. The comments fall into three categories. Many viewers said that the man was clearly defending himself. However, some still said he shouldn't have hit a woman. Finally, some comments took the opportunity to make an attack on the rival team.