The Las Vegas Raiders hosted the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium in each team’s preseason finale. However, there was more focus on what happened in the stands during the game than on the field. In this case, a couple of Las Vegas fans saw themselves engage in a vicious fight with each other. Although violence should never be encouraged, hatred should not be aimed towards your own fanbase or anyone else for that matter. A case could be made that Patriots fans might have with issues with the Raiders, as Las Vegas hired New England’s longtime offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. He became their their head coach this offseason.
McDaniels spent a total of 13 seasons with the Patriots over two different stints 2006 – 2008 and 2012 – 2021, winning three Super Bowls as offensive coordinator. As for the preseason game, Las Vegas defeated New England 23 – 6. While it remains unknown as to the cause of the brawl, Las Vegas fans are no strangers to being at the center of scuffles in the NFL stands. In Week Five of the regular season last year, a fight took place with Las Vegas fans during their 20 – 9 loss to the Chicago Bears at home. It’s a known fact that Raider Fans are the most notorious fans in the NFL. But in the past several years the violence has calmed down tremendously… Well until the last pre-season game against the Patriots. But this time it was Raider on Raider violence.
Las Vegas had themselves a strange 2021 season. Head coach Jon Gruden resigned after his fall from grace for racist and homophobic emails. They made the postseason for the first time since the 2016 season, losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round.
This offseason, they hired McDaniels and then traded for two-time All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams. The Raiders are looking to have the best season they’ve had in over a decade. “Raider Nation, We ride together instead of divide” Violence is unacceptable in any shape, form, or fashion! Just Win Baby.
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