A fan who ran onto the field at Levi's Stadium during the Rams-49ers game on Monday Night Football in Week 4 has reportedly filed a police report after he was laid out by Los Angeles linebacker Bobby Wagner during the jaunt.
The fan, apparently an activist, was tackled by Wagner and teammate Takkarist McKinley while carrying an object spewing pink smoke onto the field shortly before halftime. The field crasher evaded security briefly before he was stopped by the two Rams players, then corralled by a security guard.
The Santa Clara Police Department confirmed that the man had filed a police report over the incident on Tuesday, according to Sarah Barshop of ESPN.
TMZ Sports reported that the fan is an activist with the Berkeley-based Direct Action Everywhere, an animal-rights group.
A spokesperson reportedly told the outlet that the fan was trying to raise awareness over a Utah court case "involving the alleged theft of pigs from a factory farm." The trial began on Monday. They called the players' takedown of the activist a "blatant assault."
The fan alleges that he suffered a burn on his arm while being detained, presumably from the smoke machine. Photos posted to social media by journalists appeared to show the field's surface was damaged by the contraption.
Another field crasher, a woman, was detained by security before she could reach the field.
After the game, Wagner said that he acted in part because he was unsure of the fan's intentions.
"You don't know what that fan got or what they're doing," Wagner told reporters.
On Wednesday, Wagner acknowledged that he was aware that the fan had filed the police report, and expressed concern over a security guard who he said had been injured during the chase.
Head coach Sean McVay said he supported Wagner.