After 49ers-Raiders game was marred with violence among its fans in weekend's preseason game, the San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday banning tailgating after kickoff and to strengthen the security.
The 49ers CEO Jed York even said that he will recommend to NFL cancel the annual preseason battle between rival Niners and Raiders indefinitely.
San Francico Mayor Ed Lee attended the 49er's game on Saturday at Candlestick together with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and both witnessed the brawling on their own eyes according to Yahoo news. “They were just constantly wailing at each other without regard to who was there,” Lee said of the fans. “This is a family outing, for residents and visitors and people who want to see the game, not for people to look for people they don’t like, then saying bad words, then getting into it.”
The "Battle of the Bay" between rival club San Francisco 49ers vs Oakland Raiders were marred with violence resulting at least 70 people ejections by the police. The figure does not include the teams' security ejections and there were around 90 calls for medical service that day.
To add the situation worst, two men were in critical condition in Canddlestick shooting in the parking lot right after the game, and one was severely beaten unconscious at the men's bathroom.
Police asking anyone witnessing either crime can call the San Francisco police tip line at 415-575-4444. The 49ers went on to beat the Raiders 17-3 Saturday night in the bitter rivalry.
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