Police arrest Panthers fan caught on video brutally attacking another fan

Lynette Rowe
October 17, 2017

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police announced Friday evening that they have arrested Kyle Adam Maraghy and charged him with simple assault. "We are working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to pursue charges to the fullest extent of the law".

The suspect is accused of sucker-punching an older fan Thursday night in the upper deck of Bank of America stadium during the Panthers versus Eagles game.

The graphic video then allegedly shows Maraghy repeatedly punching the older fan sitting behind him.

The victim was accompanied by Gene Sherba, an Eagles fan from Mount Laurel who was attending the game with his college friend and Panthers fan, CBS Philly reported.

The incident happened after the 62-year-old victim told the Panthers fans standing in front of them that they were "being jerks" for not sitting.

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Early Friday morning, Warren Carrigan posted footage of the bloodied encounter on his Facebook and Instagram pages.

The older man was upset that the other fan and the woman he was with were standing throughout the game, according to the person who posted the video.

After the video started circulating on social media, the Panthers said they were working with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to investigate the incident. "The Carolina Panthers are committed to a fan-friendly and family-friendly stadium experience".

According to an Instagram user, odubco, Kyle and his girlfriend stood during the game and the victim, "took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view". Carrigan claims that the fight broke out in section 541. Blood was dripping from the man's face at the end of their exchange.

The fans has been identified by the team as the Panthers and the National Football League continue to investigate the incident.

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