Things got ugly on the field during the playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night. However, the situation in the stands was even more violent as fans committed horrendous acts.
Many Bengals fans were in a piss poor mood after their team lost to the rival Steelers by the score of 18-16 at Paul Brown Stadium, which with a combination of cocky Pittsburgh fans caused much of a ruckus. Rebecca Butts of Cincinnati.com reported on six arrests that were deplorable and regrettable.
In total, three Bengals fans and three Steelers fans were arrested. The first of which was Jared McCarty, a 19-year-old from Reading, Pennsylvania who managed to start trouble before he even got into the stadium. Around 8 p.m. just before the game’s kickoff, McCarty argued with a woman about cutting in line at an entrance gate so he stole her Bengals hat. McCarty, who was wearing a Bengals jersey, threw the hat away.
However, once inside the stadium with the capacity of 65,535, the two ran into each other again. They began to squabble once again, and that’s when McCarty allegedly punched the woman in the head, causing her to fall to the ground, according to court documents.
When police apprehended McCarty they discovered a fake I.D., which enabled the 19-year-old to purchase alcohol at the stadium. McCarty is accused of falsification, underage drinking, theft, and assault.
Sadly, that was just the beginning of cowardly men battering women at the playoff game. Tyler Matthys, a Steelers fan from Westville, Indiana, is accused of punching a woman in the face as he exited Paul Brown Stadium around 10 p.m.
Andrew Robles, a 28-year-old Steelers fan of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was ejected from the game for an unknown reason when, police said. He escaped officers and punched a woman in the face. Robles is accused of assault.
There were a few non women-beaters, such as Phillip Ross. The 29-year-old Bengals fan from Cheviot, Ohio is accused of head-butting a man in the face.
David Grillo, a 25-year-old Steelers fan of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, apparently walked up an aisle in the stadium and threw a beer at a fan during the game. The beer smashed the man in the face and caused lacerations, police said. Grillo is accused of assault and most idiotic waste of a $11 beer.
Then there is Martin Cooke. The 33-year-old Bengals fan from Germantown, Kentucky, was arrested after police said he urinated on the person sitting in front of him. Which must have felt have felt nice and warm for the first few seconds during the frigid temperature outside. However, Cooke added more piss to the fire because not only did he tinkle on the gentleman, but he also punched the soaked fan in the face. He is facing disorderly conduct and assault charges.
Not a great look when you make Bills fans look good. At least Buffalo fans are just doing dumb shenanigans and not punching women in the face and pissing on people.