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A San Francisco Giants fan was attacked and critically injured following Thursday’s Opening Day game at Dodger Stadium.The attack took place in a Dodgertown parking lot where the injured Giants fan along with two fellow supporters were confronted by two men wearing Dodgers gear.
The critically injured fan was taken to a local hospital for a head injury and is now in stable condition.
Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg said that the L.A. fans started insulting the Giants fans and then initiated the attack throwing kicks and punches. The LAPD does not have any suspects in the case and are looking for more information.
This isn’t the first time where unnecessary violence entered the Giants-Dodger rivalry. On September 19, 2003, Dodgers fan Pete Marron shot and killed Giants fan Marc Antenorcruz in a Dodger Stadium parking lot. Marron was eventually sentenced to 50 years in prison for first degree murder. Another Dodgers fan involved in the homicide was given a 15 year prison sentence that was suspended.
A fan was also stabbed and killed at the Angels Opening Day in Anaheim two years ago.