Protestor tackled by Bobby Wagner on MNF has filed police report

Wagner tackled an animal right activist during MNF.

by Dzevad Mesic
Protestor tackled by Bobby Wagner on MNF has filed police report

The protestor that was leveled by Bobby Wagner has filed a police report, TMZ Sports is reporting. During Monday Night Football, an animal right activist stormed onto the field carrying a pink flare. Wagner tackled the protestor with the help of teammate Takkarist McKinley and from then security took over.

Sean McVay, the Los Angeles Rams' head coach, was unbothered by the protestor filing a report over Wagner's tackle. "We all know where Bobby's intentions were, and I support Bobby Wagner. That's where I'm at with that. I don't think anybody would disagree," McVay said.

Wagner, a six-time First-Team All-Pro linebacker, also insisted he is unbothered by the protestor filing a police report. "It's behind me. Can't really focus on it. I'm more concerned about the security guard that was hurt trying to chase him and the people that was, we don't know what that is and you just gotta do what you gotta do," Wagner said.

Wagner on why he tackled the protestor

The protestor made his way past security, all while carrying a pink flare. Wagner was unsure what was in the protestor's pocket so he decided to react. "You just never know," Wagner said.

"You never know, like, people run on the field for no reason sometimes and again, I'm pretty sure it's gonna keep happening, but you never know what that person got in they pocket, in they hands, whatever. Kind of like what I said after the game so, you know, there's consequences for your actions." Also, Wagner said he noticed security struggling to catch the protestor so he felt it was appropriate to react.

“That’s not making a play. That’s just keeping it safe. You don’t know what that fan got or what they’re doing. You see it all the time, and we don’t know what they’re carrying in their pockets.

It’s whatever that little smoke stuff is, but that s— could be dangerous,” Wagner said. “One of the guys on the other side, it looked like he got hurt, and security looked like he was struggling, so I was frustrated, so I took it out on him”.

Meanwhile, the Rams suffered a loss on Monday Night Football. The San Francisco 49ers handed the Rams a 24-9 defeat. The Rams, who are hosting the Dallas Cowboys this week, now own a 2-2 record.