Brian Powers Dies At Angels Game
Anaheim Angels fan Brian Powers died after being punched in the face and landing head first on the cement at Buena Park in Anaheim, CA. Opening day was coming to a close and as fans headed out the stadium a fight broke out between 27 year-old Powers and another fan.
Witnesses say that a friend of the man Powers was fighting came out of nowhere and punched him in the face. Powers then fell, hitting his head hard on a concrete step. He was then rushed to the UC-Irvine Medical Center, where they pronounced him brain dead on arrival.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of a fight at an American sports game, ending in a fatality. It’s unfortunate to know that some people go to the extreme for a sports game. Granted, sports games are often fun and exhilarating, fighting shouldn’t be apart of the equation. Hopefully this tragedy changes the climate of outrageous sports behavior and allows games to be fun again.