A FAN had to play peacemaker at the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams in a bizarre moment caught on camera.
The 49ers fan appeared in a video and took matters into his own hands when rivals failed to prevail through cooler heads, leading him to break up a fight between two players.
The Fox Sports broadcast captured a sideline from the Los Angeles Rams’ 30-23 Week 2 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and featured an unusual interaction.
The clip shows 49ers star receiver Deebo Samuel shoved Rams cornerback Derion Kendrick in the helmet, causing both to hit each other in the face.
But a fan wearing a San Francisco jersey at SoFi Stadium jumps in and starts yelling at the players while trying to break up the altercation.
The strange moment went viral on social media, with many NFL fans praising the fan reaction.
One said: “The hero we need, not the one we deserve.”
Another: “Kudos to him though. Good job, man.”
A third: “Class act fanbase, hands down the best in the league.”
A fourth explained: “I’m crying. This is hilarious. This guy is a legend.”
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While this fan said he should have been removed: “The fan should be ejected. They are not allowed to make contact with players.”
Samuel spoke about the moment after the game and shared his thoughts on the scuffle and the fan’s intervention.
“I didn’t even know it back then. Until I saw the fan now trying to disconnect it.”
“He just ran towards me and headbutted me out of nowhere. I asked myself: What’s going on?
“But it was kind of cool to see a fan and see a fan join in and also protect the team,” Samual said via 957The game.