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Blue Bolt
09-14-2006, 12:12 PM
More of the usual boorish to criminal behavior that we come to expect from the Raider Nation...

Mass Arrests Mark Raiders' Home Opener

http://www.nbc11.com/news/9849754/detail.html

OAKLAND, Calif. -- More than 100 people were arrested or ejected from McAfee Coliseum for fighting, drunkenness, setting off fireworks and breaking into cars during the Oakland Raiders' season-opening loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Police made at least 20 arrests and ejections before Monday's game even started, said Lt. Tony Banks.

Fans ripped down portions of a fence put up to help funnel ticket holders into the stadium, while others inside threw objects at people blocking their views and attacked two officers outside a bar.

"Fans have to take more responsibility and act accordingly," Banks said.
Raiders officials said the behavior of rowdy fans was made worse because there were not enough parking attendants, ticket-takers, ushers and private security working the game.

Mark Kaufman, SMG's general manager for the Coliseum complex, said there was plenty of staff on Monday because the game was in prime-time and on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
"When everybody comes in at the last minute, you are going to have long lines," Kaufman said.

The Raiders travel to Baltimore on Sunday. Their next home game is Oct. 1 against Cleveland.

HighBoltage
09-14-2006, 12:25 PM
Sucks to be them.



Isn't/wasn't Tony Banks a journeyman qb?

vheman
09-14-2006, 01:08 PM
That'll be their last sellout.

Tycebrew
09-14-2006, 02:07 PM
Most likely correct... Unless all charger fans buy a ticket to Oakland's last home game to wacth them go 0-16. Oh... the humanity. :) :D

PhillyFan
09-14-2006, 07:43 PM
See! It really is safer to catch an away game in Philly.

SP17BOLT
09-14-2006, 08:06 PM
Raider fans, what an embarrassment, really sucks to be them.

boltz171
09-14-2006, 10:13 PM
I really feel bad for them. poor art shell....oh ur first mistake was taking the job, the second was Aaron brooks...

OakTown RayDuz
09-15-2006, 07:33 AM
those that got arrested are the dumbass thug fans that ruin it for the rest of the people who go to watch the game and not cause trouble

daboltz
09-15-2006, 01:21 PM
typical oakland

NukeGuzzle
09-15-2006, 01:50 PM
I really feel bad for them. poor art shell....oh ur first mistake was taking the job, the second was Aaron brooks...

True,

And welcome to the boards. Congratualtions on making me vomit while looking at your avatar and sig. :Beer: :)