Well this is one of the crazier fan-on-the-field videos I’ve ever seen. I’d imagine it was more than a little concerning for everyone involved, too.
Watch what happened last night at Coors Field:
You had a fan getting onto the field in Colorado to hug Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., who does his best to just stay passive while awaiting security. You then had security arriving and blitzing into both Acuña and the fan, who grabs onto the Braves outfielder like he’s a life preserver. That’s bad! More security arrives to detach the fan.
Then you had a second fan choosing the worst possible time to come in for his own hug, mistime everything, and wind up knocking Acuña over the security guard who was on the ground behind him trying to deal with fan number one. So Acuña goes tumbling to the ground, and fortunately seems to be OK. I don’t think the fan was intentionally attempting to knock Acuña like that, but when you charge at a guy, turns out that’s one of the risks.
At last, the two fans, who are going to be facing some serious criminal charges, are hauled off the field.
If you’re here reading this, you already know it, but I cannot emphasize it enough: DO NOT DO THIS. DO NOT BE THESE PEOPLE. It is bad and stupid and dangerous for its own reasons, but you’re also giving league operators a reason to think about even larger and more intrusive barriers between fans and players. That is less fun for all of us! So don’t be the a-holes who ruin it for everyone.