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#pounditMonday, October 25, 2021

Red Sox fan opens up about brutal attack from Dodgers fans

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A Boston Red Sox fan who was at Dodger Stadium to watch his team win the World Series saw his night come to a very unfortunate end over the weekend.

The fan, 36-year-old Josh Davis, told NECN’s Jake Levin that he ended up in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA following Boston’s win in Game 5. He says he was attacked by a group of fans after two men — one of whom was wearing a dodgers jersey and hat — blocked his path when he was walking down the sidewalk and confronted him about wearing Red Sox gear.

“Get your (expletive) out of here, this is Dodger country right here,” Davis recalls one of the men saying.

Davis said the next thing he remembered was waking up in the hospital with multiple stab wounds, a fractured nose and missing teeth. He believes one of the attackers stabbed him with a screwdriver. Davis, who is from Boston but now lives in LA, said it’s a shame to see a select group of fans take thing too far.

“It should never come to beating the crap out of people, you know what I mean?” he said. “I got a lot of Dodger fan friends … I’m not going to let one bad apple ruin it for me … or 10.”

Davis also had his cell phone and wallet stolen during the attack. The Los Angeles Police Department had not made any arrests as of Wednesday, but they are investigating the case as an assault with a deadly weapon and a robbery.

Unfortunately, we have seen worse happen to people who were attacked by opposing fans. Here’s hoping those responsible are arrested and held accountable for their actions.

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