Pittsburgh police launched an investigation after a video of a fight during the Steelers vs. Detroit Lions game at Heinz Field surfaced online, the Post-Gazette reported. The fight occurred on Saturday, and the video has since gone viral.
The graphic video showed a Black man and a white woman arguing in the stands. The verbal altercation escalated when the unidentified white woman hurled expletives at the man and slapped him in the face.
After screaming something unintelligible, the Becky told the young Black guy with locs to “get the f**k out!”
He responded as she raised her hand, “Don’t touch me.”
She smacked him across the face, and all hell broke loose.
The young brother, who was wearing glasses, justifiably let his hands do the talking. As he retaliated against the white woman, an unidentified white man jumped to the out-of-pocket woman’s defense. He pummeled them both. The white guy did get one punch in.
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The video footage doesn’t detail what started the argument, but fans, who witnessed the brawl, made it clear that the Becky initiated the melee.
Pittsburgh police maintained they “are actively working with Heinz Field Security on the matter,” but no further details have been disclosed.
The Steelers told the publication that they are cooperating with police during the investigation.
“We are working with local authorities and Heinz Field staff to gather more information and identify the individuals involved. This kind of conduct is inexcusable, and we will respond accordingly once more information is obtained.”
Of course, Twitter users had their opinion of what went down and how it was handled.
I never understand how people just sit and watch someone get bullied and assaulted but only step in the moment the non aggressor stands up for themselves. Good for him. Less trauma to carry around by not turning the other cheek. FTB!
— You Found Me (@pepperlilly33) August 22, 2021
Although it hasn’t been confirmed, one Twitter user wrote that the brawl started because the white woman was touching the man’s locs without permission.
Since people want to know what happen the lady kept touching his hair while he was watching the game he stood up and told her to stop touching his hair and she went off she touched him first as you here the people say plus I was there
— Melvin glover (@melpglo78) August 23, 2021
Yeah she thought she could get in his face, disrespect him and then slap him? He BLOCKED her and told her not 2 touch him. She then slapped him & Bro PROTECTED&DEFENDED himself. They assaulted him , now they should’ve known better, she got her man hurt with her games
— Cheryl G (@SpelMom) August 23, 2021
In the words of @comicmarkgreg , “if you shake that tree, you’re gonna get the apples!”
— Rachel Blanks, M.Ed (@racheldblanks) August 22, 2021
She slapped the crap out of him and thought he wouldn’t hit back. He could have hit her much harder but he pulled his punch. That’s commendable.
— USN Chief Corpsman ⚓️TRUMP 2024 (@llawson) August 24, 2021
I’m so glad people actually spoke up for this man! She got exactly what she deserved!
— Liz Webb (@LizWebb71932118) August 23, 2021
She tried to hit him and he caught her arm and pushed it back and said, “don’t put your hands on me”. She then hit him. And she and her boyfriend proceeded to get their ass kicked. 🤣😅😂🤣
— Jenny_Girl (@jennygirl_girl) August 23, 2021
It looks like the consensus was Becky’s mouth and hands wrote a check that she and her beau’s asses couldn’t cash.
And what have we learned today, kids?