Support Salvation Army Wildfire Relief

Disturbing video shows Panthers fan sucker-punch another fan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A disturbing video posted on social media shows a Carolina Panthers fan sucker-punching another fan during Thursday night’s game at Bank of America Stadium.

The incident happened after the victim told the Panthers fans standing in front of them that they were “being jerks” for not sitting.

The Instagram post read, in part, “The dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view. The victim telling the dude bro how they’re being jerks and how rude they are for not sitting.”

The graphic video then shows the Panthers fan sucker-punch the older fan sitting behind him.

Warning: The video and post caption contains violence, blood and graphic language

The Carolina Panthers released a statement about the incident Friday afternoon:

“We have reviewed video tape of the incident and have identified the perpetrator. We are working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to pursue charges to the fullest extent of the law. The Carolina Panthers are committed to a fan-friendly and family-friendly stadium experience. The behavior exhibited by the perpetrator is unacceptable and will not be condoned at Bank of America Stadium.”

The Panthers lost 28-23 and fell to 4-2 on the season.