17 October, 2017
The attorney for Kyle Adam Maraghy-the man arrested for punching another fan during Thursday night's game between the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles-said Friday that the victim threatened his client before the altercation.
Maraghy has been charged with simple assault, according to CMPD.
"The dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view", Carrigan said in his post.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Kyle Adam Maraghy in connection with the assault.
The footage went viral online and Maraghy has since been arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
At Thursday night's Eagles-Panthers game, an altercation between a couple stadium-goers left one man bleeding and the other in jail.
"Words gradually got more and more escalated. there previously was a single mom and her son between us, they left halfway through the 3rd", according to the Instagram post.More news: Britain stresses Unesco commitment after USA withdraws over Israel bias
After throwing several punches and leaving the fan bloodied, the man and woman quickly left their seats.
The video shows Maraghy eventually turning around and punching the man sitting behind him in the face.
The Panthers reviewed the tape and identified the man in the video, the team said in a statement earlier Friday.
The fans has been identified by the team as the Panthers and the National Football League continue to investigate the incident.
Channel 9 looked into Maraghy's past and found he was charged with assault in 2013 but those charges were dropped.