The attack that took place during Thursday night's Eagles vs. Panthers game has gained national attention on social media thanks to a video taken by a fan seated nearby.
You can see the video here be warned it's stupid and it's graphic.
By Friday morning Chalotte Mecklenburg Police were searching for Kyle Adam Maraghy and his girl friend Leigh Anne Nasri.
Kyle Maraghy seated section 541, row 24, seat 10, and the raging girl fried Leigh Anne Nasri will likely be banned from future CarolinaPanthers games.
A few hours later, they announced that he was arrested and charged in connection with the incident. He was booked at 5:20 p.m. and jailed with a $1,500 bond and as of 9 p.m. remained behind bars. (Cedar Update: Maraghy post bail and was released around 10:00 PM Friday October 13, 2017).
According to the fan who captured the attack on his cell phone, Maraghy and a woman appearing to be his girlfriend Leigh Anne Nasri of 165 Porter Rd Statesville, NC were standing for the entire game in the cheap seats of the stadium. The people sitting behind the couple exchanged words with the couple throughout the game, asking them to take a seat numerous times.
(dude bro & his chicka were standing for the entire game. words gradually got more and more escalated. there previously was a single mom and her son between us, they left halfway through the 3rd. after that, the lid was off. 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 dude bro turns around and calls the victim a “geriatric fuck”, “faggot”, and “hick”. then sucker punches him right in the face. i don’t know if he got away or left in handcuffs, but i hope it’s the latter. @ Bank of America Stadium)
And It didn't take long for the Panthers to react:
|Maraghy and girlfriend Leigh Anne Nasri|
|Kyle Adam Maraghy|
|Kyle Maraghy and girlfriend Leigh Anne Nasri|
Apparently Maraghy is no stranger to being cuffed and stuffed, with a number of priors popping up on basic google searches including these two recent arrests:
Kyle Maraghy doing the dab, this alone is reason to lock him up.
|Leigh Anne Nasri|
Cedar's Take: I sat in the nose bleed section once it was a lot of fun for my 5 year old son and I, until the drunks nearby got into a shouting match. Apparently the issue of rude fans is universal. The under 30 crowd wanting to stand and scream non stop spill their beer and spout vulgarity at anyone who objects to their behavior vs the over 50 crowd who just want to watch the game.
I am fortunate enough to now have club section seats and my father's name carved in stone as an original PSL holder. Around us are the same people every Sunday. They sit most of the time, get on their feet for big plays and follow the crowd around us.
That said my advice for anyone who wants to watch the game stay home!