INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) — A brawl broke out at Saturday night’s game between the Chargers and the Rams, prompting questions about the presence of security at the SoFi Stadium.
It’s unclear when during the game the fight occurred, but it appeared to take place in the stands behind one of the goalposts. Saturday’s game was the first at SoFi Stadium to allow fans in the stands.READ MORE: LAX, Metrolink Test Earthquake Early Warning Systems To Shut Down Fuel, Stop Trains Before Shaking Starts
Several videos posted to social media captured a fan in a white Aaron Donald Chargers jersey arguing with another group of fans wearing both Rams and Chargers gear. Another video captured a woman throwing a cup of soda, setting off the brawl.
“He wasn’t even in our section,” said Brian Giles, a witness. “He just came from another section and was mad at a Chargers fan. “
Two fights appeared to erupt – one involving the Rams and Chargers fans in the seats, and another between two men on the stairs. A woman who appeared to be a SoFi Stadium employee tried unsuccessfully to break up the fights but was pushed away several times.READ MORE: Parts Of LA County Increase Water Usage As State Drought Conditions Worsen, Glendale Conserves More
The Aaron Donald jersey was pulled off one fan, who appeared to have been beaten by several other men. He left the stands with a bloody face and a possible eye injury. The black shirt of one of the two men who fought on the stairs was torn in several places.
Video taken from further up in the stands showed two security officers arrive after the brawl ended.
It’s not clear at this time if the fans who were fighting have been identified, or if any arrests have been made.
SoFi Stadium sent a statement that read in part:MORE NEWS: Evacuations Ordered As University Fire Burns In San Bernardino
Some of the individuals involved in Saturday’s altercation have been identified, and they will be banned from attending events at SoFi Stadium. We are actively working to identify the remaining individuals involved.