SEPTA released this surveillance footage from the 69th Street Market-Frankford Line station of an incident on Monday, Oct. 19 around 1 a.m. after an Eagles victory over the New York Giants, 27-7. A Giants fan (seen in red) was punched in the face (1:55) after exchanging words with several Eagles fans. SEPTA is attempting to identify the individuals involved in the incident.
New video has surfaced showing the punch heard round the sports world: An Eagles fan slugging a Giants fan at a SEPTA Terminal after the Eagles defeat the Giants Monday night in Philadelphia.
SEPTA Police Released surveillance video on Wednesday from 69th Street Terminal showing a confrontation between the Giants fan and a group of several men decked out in Eagles gear at 69th Street a few minutes before the punch was thrown. Police said the entire confrontation at the terminal that culminated in blows to the Giants’ fan’s face lasted about four minutes and was picked up by several cameras throughout the terminal.
They’re now using that surveillance footage — in addition to footage they’re looking to obtain from the train the group took, as well as other stations they passed through — to identify both the puncher and the punchee.
In the video, it appears that the Giants fan, wearing a red jersey, taunts a group of Eagles fans a few minutes before the blows are thrown. A woman with the Giants fan appears to attempt to calm him down to no avail.
Police are asking that both the man punched and the man who threw the punches, as well as any witnesses, come forward.
“There was a lot going on there for four minutes,” SEPTA Police Chief Tom Nestel III said. “There are two sides to every story and it would be a smart move on the person who punched to come in and tell his side before we get the victim and hear his side.”
Nestel said police believe the people involved in the brawl got on the Broad Street Line at AT&T Station after leaving Monday night’s game at Lincoln Financial Field, took the subway to City Hall, and then got on a Market-Frankford El train west to 69th Street Terminal, in Upper Darby, where the confrontation escalated. Police suspect some words were likely exchanged on the train.
The confrontation escalated to blows that knocked the Giants fan to the ground toward the western side of the terminal, where trolleys are, police said. The man who was punched gets up quickly in the video and walks away with the woman, not appearing to be seriously injured, but police said they still want to talk to him to sort out what happened.
To add insult to the Giants fan’s injury, the Eagles beat the Giants 27-7 Monday night.
Anyone with information is asked to call 215-580-8111.
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A Giants fan from Delaware County began talking trash with an Eagles fan, and then got punched in the face.
The entire altercation was caught on video.
Giants fan, Anthony Righter, is now telling his side of the story.
“I always been a Giants fan,” Righter says.
Anthony Righter would rather forget what happened early Tuesday morning when he got knocked out inside 69th Street terminal.
“I was just trying to go and enjoy the game. I wasn’t going to try to pick a fight. I happened to be a Giants fan from Philadelphia,” Righter says.