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16 y/o Girl Beaten & Concussed by a Sharks Fan at HP


If you haven't heard already, a 16 year old Canucks fan was harassed, hit in the head by a drunk woman and suffered a concussion at last Wednesday's game. Here is the Mercury News story on the whole incident. As a lifelong Sharks fan, season ticket holder, and proud citizen of San Jose, I am personally ashamed at what happened that night, not only for what happened to Maggie, but for this woman for potentially giving all Sharks fans a tainted reputation. Having practically grown up The Tank, I have never once feared for my safety, or seen opposing fans have to fear for theirs. Like every sporting venue, there's always some heckling and jeering at opposing teams and their fans, but never have I seen it cross the line where words turn to violence. Even more shameful were the fans who told her to "suck it up" after getting carried to the ambulance. After the Bryan Stow incident, and the Raiders-49ers game the other month, you would think every Bay Area sports fan would get the message. Obviously this woman does NOT represent the 99.99% of us Sharks fans who come to games to support our team, have a good time and not attack opposing fans.

What do you think of what happened? What should we as fans and the Sharks organization do to not only help Maggie and her family, but prevent this kind of behavior from ever happening again?

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