Originally posted by VA49er:
Question: wasn't the victim wearing a f@#! the 49ers shirt? If this is about fans being dumb and not something deeper then it was a 49ers fan who did this and if it wasn't particularly related to anything the game was still in SF and this violence could easily come to the stadium either way. I don't particularly see how this adds up to oakland fans being garbage? It certainly doesn't say much about our own fan base.
No, it wasn't a niners fan, the police arrested a suspect "wearing a raiders jersey". Articles out this morning have been calling it mexican gang violence.(norteno vs sureno). Like the person said before me, they shoot, stab, and steal from each other. The point is that gang related or not, including the fighting that happened in the stands as well, they bring unnecessary violence and crime that makes most of us unwilling to bring families with kids to these games.
I wouldn't vote "no" based on stuff like this though, this has to do with when our two teams meet not when we let them borrow our stadium every other week. I would vote "no" based more on the fact that the stadium should be the pride of one fanbase, check out the giants stadium for example- statues of great ballplayers surround the park and any giants fan feels a part of the franchise's great history being there. What if we had to share that with the raiders? What if we had to see the raider's 3 lombardi trophies next to our 5? What if next to bill walsh we had to look at some picture of Al Davis?
Plus it's not like they sell out, you know how many times they've had their games blacked out for not selling enough seats?...You could have concerts when we're on away games and make more money.
[ Edited by mike on Aug 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM ]