A Carolina Panthers fan was put in a chokehold by a security guard at the end of a game against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas on Thanksgiving Day.
The incident was caught on video.
The video shows the frenzied moment as a man in a Panthers jersey — who identified himself as James Small — is restrained. Some of the fans tried to intervene.
“In the last five minutes of the game, security approached me and told me I would have to leave because a complaint had been filed against me, calling me ‘disruptive.’ They would not tell me anything specific and said they would not ask me to leave again,” Small said in a statement posted to Facebook.
“I politely stood up for myself and before I knew it they were nudging mom out of the way to get to me and at that point, I walked into the aisle and was immediately put into a choke hold. The video shows what happened,” he said.
Small said he has asked police to review the video. Police told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth they are in the process of completing a report.