Violence among fans at a football a football game is an unfortunate but common practice. It is unlikely that you could attend an NFL game without witnessing at least a verbal altercation — especially if the game is between rival teams. On Monday we showed you a pretty intense fight video that came from the Raiders-Niners preseason game over the weekend. That game was loaded with fan violence, arrests, and ejections, and people are still talking about it well into the week.
San Francisco owner Jed York has an interesting theory about why there were so many violent incidents at Candlestick Park on Saturday. Simply put, York says to blame it on the preseason.
“I think when you have a preseason game, when you don’t have your regular-season ticket holders coming to a game, I think that plays a big factor into it,” York said on KNBR via Pro Football Talk. “I think that’s another reason why the NFL is looking at, you know, trying to revamp the preseason schedule.”