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#pounditFriday, January 27, 2023

Cal Security Guard Chokes a Fan (Video)

Even in the age of the cell phone camera, we see a lot of physical force used by security guards at sporting events.  There has been plenty of controversy regarding when and when not to use a Taser to control a rowdy fan.  We’ve also seen security guards throw some respectable big hits on fans when they rush the field.  But choking?  That seems like a little much.

Security guards at the Stanford-Cal game tried to control students when they were rushing the field after Stanford beat Cal in The Big Game.  I’m not sure why fans were charging the field considering Stanford is a significantly superior team, but that’s beside the point.  It doesn’t appear that the situation got out of control in any way, but a certain security guard treated it like it did.  Check out this video of a Cal security guard choking a fan, courtesy of YouTube user jkromp:

I’d be surprised if that security guard keeps his job.  That has police brutality written all over it.  Seems like there was no need.


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