‘What Happened To Daniel Luna Is Reprehensible’| San Francisco 49ers Fan Beaten Into Coma During NFC Championship Game

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Fan violence has been rampant in NFL stadiums this season. There’s no shortage of vicious brawls on any variety of social media platforms highlighting the numerous assaults that occur weekly around NFL stadiums throughout the country.

In the latest incident of fan violence, a San Francisco 49ers fan is in a medically induced coma after he was found outside SoFi Stadium suffering from severe injuries as a result of a vicious beating during the NFC Championship Game against Los Angeles Rams.

According to the Inglewood Police Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to Parking Lot L of SoFi Stadium where they found the victim, Oakland resident Daniel Luna, just after 4 p.m. last Sunday. Luna was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center with serious injuries. While in the emergency room, Luna was placed into a medically induced coma.

A 49ers spokesperson released a statement addressing the attack:

“What happened to Daniel Luna is reprehensible, and we strongly condemn all violence. We know local authorities are conducting a full investigation and we’re here to support them however we can. Our thoughts and prayers go to Mr. Luna, his family, friends, and the medical team providing him care.”

SoFi security, IPD is working to locate cellphone footage and has begun to review security camera video. There are no suspects at this time. 

A family friend named Vernon Hill said that Luna was at the game alone after other friends had canceled their plans to go with him. Luna is a chef and the owner of an Oakland restaurant called Mistura, which has been closed since his assault. 

A spokesperson for SoFi Stadium provided CBSLA the following statement:

“We are aware and saddened by the incident. Our thoughts are with Mr. Luna’s friends and family during this difficult time. We are working with law enforcement officials in their investigation.”

The mixture of fanaticism, booze, drunken overzealousness and intoxicated intolerance often results in someone getting laid out, stomped out, spit on or left in a bloody mess to be exited to the stadium infirmary. For those unfortunate enough to maintain their composure at a sporting event, criminal charges will follow. 

This fight was two weeks ago at the Philadelphia Eagles-Tampa Bucs game. 

Here’s a nice Ravens-Packers brawl in Baltimore between fans. 

The Tweet below features two frustrated Washington Commanders fans clearing out the section to make total fools of themselves. 

This is one of the best clips. A female Ravens fan throws beer in the face of a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and he loses it. 

 

We could keep posting clips, but we’ve never been ones to glorify violence. Wishing a quick recovery to Daniel Luna, who has a Super Bowl to watch, a wife and restaurant waiting for him to get back, and needs to start living life again.

Luna’s friend Hill, according to local news reports, has concerns about the Sofi Stadium security and entering Super Bowl weekend. These concerns should be shared by the local law enforcement as hundreds of thousands of people will descend upon the state of California for the Super Bowl two Sundays from now.


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JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.