The fan at Gillette Stadium who threw a beer at Tyreek Hill has been identified and charged with disorderly conduct and throwing an object at a sporting event. The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver had just finished a 75 yard catch and run in the 4th quarter. The fan threw his beer on the receiver as he celebrated tying the game in what turned out to be an exciting shootout in Foxborough.
The New England Patriots released a statement on Monday stating that they helped identify the fan, banned him from the stadium, and sent his information to law enforcement. The Foxborough police department announced the charges after receiving the information from the Patriots.
“My coach told me, ‘Don’t get emotional. Don’t get mad about it, because it comes with the territory,’” Hill said, according to Boston.com. “I’m not mad at all.”
Kansas City ended up losing after Hill tied it up, with Tom Brady marching down the field and Gostkowski winning the game with a field goal.
While the Chiefs did not show any interest in criminal prosecution of the fan according to the Foxborough police department, Hill and his agent, Drew Rosehaus, want the fan prosecuted. They are currently in talks with the NFL and the NFLPA. ”That type of behavior is unacceptable,” Rosenhaus said. “Players have to be protected. We want that fan to be prosecuted.”
Rob Gronkowski, another player who is Rosenhaus’ client, did not support the fan’s actions, “That’s just a little bit too crazy. Us players are out there competing, trying to be the best we can be out there. That’s just a little too much, I would say.”