NFL: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers - Oct 3, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. (22) is tackled by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner (center) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (right) at the one yard-line during the third quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports NFL

Rams’ Bobby Wagner slams down protester in Monday Night’s game against 49ers

Rams’ Bobby Wagner slams down protester in Monday Night’s game against 49ers

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Oct 04
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During Monday Night Football’s blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium, Los Angeles Rams first-year linebacker Bobby Wagner tackled a protester who rushed onto the field.

Wagner, along with teammate defensive end Takkarist McKinley, could be seen charging toward the male protester in the first half of the game. The man entered the field holding a device that emitted pink smoke late in the second quarter.

The individual made it onto the field with security on his tail. As he ran toward the Rams’ sideline, the duo was quick on their feet to knock him down with a big hit.

The game was briefly paused, and the male protester was escorted by security out of the field. The man was the second person who attempted to enter the field after the previous protestor, a female, was stopped by security earlier in the game.

Wagner said via ESPN that he was just trying to help security and wanted to keep everyone in the game safe.

“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, Wagner said.

"I saw Bobby Wagner taking somebody out."

- Kyle Shanahan

These People Mean Business

After the game, Direct Action Everywhere (DAE), an international animal rights activist organization, took responsibility for the act. The two people who invaded the game field were later identified as Allison Fluty and Alex Taylor — the latter was the one who got tackled by Wagner and was seen wearing a “RightToRescue.com” shirt.

The act came about a month after two DAE activists protested in the Rams’ season opener game against the Buffalo Bills. The same group was also responsible for the same stunt earlier this year in an NBA playoffs game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies in late April.

"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."

- Bobby Wagner

  • Los Angeles Rams

    The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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  • Takkarist McKinley

    Takkarist Jaune McKinley is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League .

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  • Bobby Wagner

    Bobby Joseph Wagner is an American football middle linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League . He played college football at Utah State,

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  • San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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